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FC Dallas reclaims Brimstone Cup following 3-1 over Chicago Fire

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Dallas scores two second half goals in the win.

MLS: Chicago Fire at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas picked up their 300th all-time win on Saturday night in a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire.

Dallas got a first half goal from Carlos Gruezo and two second half goals from Kellyn Acosta and Reto Ziegler to help reclaim the Brimstone Cup from the Fire.

FC Dallas took the lead 27 minutes into the match on a goal from Gruezo. The home side passed the ball several times within the midfield around the 18-yard box before the ball found Reggie Cannon on the right wing. The Dallas Homegrown beat Brandon Vincent on the dribble before laying it off to Gruezo in the middle of the penalty box for the easy finish.

FC Dallas nearly doubled their lead right after halftime thanks to a quick counter attack from Santiago Mosquera. The Colombian found his fellow countryman Michael Barrios streaking into the penalty box. Barrios took one touch before firing a shot to the far post.

Chicago was forced to play the final 20 minutes of the match with ten men as Drew Conner picked up a second yellow card after a rough foul on Ryan Hollingshead.

Second half substitute Acosta doubled the Dallas lead a few minutes after coming on to the field in the 73rd minute. Victor Ulloa found Acosta open on the left side of the penalty box where Acosta had plenty of time to tee up a left footed shot that beat Richard Sanchez on the far post.

In the 81th minute Dallas added a third goal, this time from the penalty spot as Ziegler found the back of the net. Jonathan Campbell pulled down Urruti in the box to set up the penalty.

Chicago got one goal back five minutes later in the 86th as Brandt Bronico beat Jesse Gonzalez at the near post.

Turning point: It possibly could be the red card to Conner as FC Dallas was able to score two goals pretty quickly after that.

Key stat: In the second half, FC Dallas had six Homegrown players on the field, a new league record. (Side note: you could count Sanchez as seven if you want too.)

What’s up next: FC Dallas returns to the road next weekend as they take on rivals Houston Dynamo.