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FC Dallas picks up a 1-1 draw against the Houston Dynamo

Matt Hedges scores his first goal of the season in the draw.

MLS: FC Dallas at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The first round of the 2018 Texas Derby ends in a stalemate with FC Dallas drawing the Houston Dynamo 1-1.

The two sides traded first half goals to see their fourth straight regular season meeting end in a draw.

FC Dallas opened up the scoring the in the first minute on a corner kick from Santiago Mosquera. The Colombian curled the ball into the back post where Matt Hedges was there to head the ball home for the early goal.

Houston tied it up just minutes later in the 8th minute on goal from Mauro Manotas. Romell Quioto took the ball on the left side of the field and played a perfect ball into the penalty box where Manotas was able to head it home for his first goal of the game.

Dallas nearly took the lead in the second half on a penalty kick from Roland Lamah in the 60th minute. The veteran winger stepped up to the spot after Michael Barrios was dragged down in the penalty box by Adolfo Machado. Lamah’s shot went straight down the middle where Joe Willis was able to get a save on it. Second later Houston raced down the field on the counter and Manotas nearly doubled his tally on the night but his goal was called off after a video review.

Turning point: The video review of the Manotas goal killed off any momentum that Houston had after the Lamah penalty miss. Both teams looked gassed by the time stoppage time rolled around.

What’s next: FC Dallas will remain on the road for another week as they head to another rivals building next Saturday when they take on Sporting Kansas City.