A second half goal from Jacori Hayes was all FC Dallas needed on Saturday night to remain unbeaten on the 2018 season. Hayes’ goal in the 76th minute helped FC Dallas push past the New England Revolution 1-0.
FCD keeper Jimmy Maurer also had a big night with six saves to keep his league-leading goals against average at 0.60%.
Dallas started off the game with plenty of energy with Oscar Pareja using a 4-4-2 lineup with Cristian Colman making his first start of the season. The Paraguayan was active in the first 20 minutes of the game, forcing New England’s defense to sit back more and defend. In the 16th minute Colman got on the end of a Roland Lamah cross that forced Andrew Ferrell to make a big stop to keep the game level.
New England had a great chance in the 23rd minute and Teal Bunbury attempted a chip over Maurer’s head but the Dallas keeper was able to get a hand on it and push it out of play.
After a lot of build up play, Dallas finally broke through in the 76th minute with Hayes’ goal. A New England defender cleared the ball out but only to Lamah who then found Hayes cutting towards the goal. The second-year midfielder did the rest as he finished a hard shot just inside the near post to give Dallas the lead.
FC Dallas returns to action on Saturday when they host the Philadelphia Union.