The 2019 season has come to an end as FC Dallas fell 4-3 in extra time to the Seattle Sounders on Saturday afternoon. Dallas came from behind twice in this game to set up for an wild finish in extra time.
Seattle scored two quick goals in the first half to set their mark on the match with Raul Ruidiaz scoring first in the 18th minute followed four minutes later by Morris’ first on a counter attack run.
Cannon pulled one back for Dallas five minutes before the end of the first half on a great ball from Michael Barrios that took a tough bounce on the turf that Cannon collected and turned a defender before slotting it past Stefan Frei.
Hedges tied the game for Dallas in the 63rd minute on a corner kick from Barrios. The veteran defender beat his defensive mark and hammered home a game-tying goal.
In the 75th minute, Seattle found the break through again on a set piece that saw Gustav Svensson put a touch on the ball to the far post where Morris was able to slot it home.
Dallas tied it right back up on another corner kick from Reto Ziegler in the 82nd minute that Acosta was wide open at the back post to nod the game up a three goals a piece.
Morris completed the hat trick in the second portion of extra time after Dallas poorly cleared a couple of attempts.
Instant reaction: This was about as wild as it gets for the playoffs. Coming from behind twice and nearly completing it with two separate shouts for penalty kicks (come on VAR...at least give us that Barrios one), FC Dallas showed exactly what you want to see from this young club on the road. Heart. Hustle. And pushing a quality team like Seattle to the brink. Should FCD have won this one? Absolutely. Did they get screwed out of it in a way? Sure. But at the end of the day, this is something to build on and be excited by. Six Homegrown players got playoff experience. Zdenek Ondrasek gives us some hope for 2020 as a key striker in the attack. Michael Barrios continues to be a key leader on the wings. And Reggie Cannon, what else can you say about him?
Man of the match: Giving this one to Cannon. He was a monster on the wings early and then again in the defense when the subs came on.
What’s next for FC Dallas: The season is over now. Bummer.