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FC Dallas kicks off the Luchi Gonzalez era with a 1-1 draw against the New England Revolution

Barrios scores his first of the season in the draw.

MLS: New England Revolution at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The Luchi Gonzalez era for FC Dallas got off to a rough start on Saturday as FC Dallas tied the New England Revolution 1-1.

FCD looked strong in the opening 20 minutes that saw Michael Barrios score the team’s first goal of 2019. But the Revs battled back, outshooting Dallas 9-7 on the day.

In the first ten minutes FC Dallas had two solid chances on goal as Jacori Hayes connected on a simple layoff from Reggie Cannon inside the penalty box. The third-year midfielder got just a little too much on the attempt as it just went over the crossbar.

Barrios got Dallas on the board in the 14th minute after Dominque Badji headed the ball forward to him at midfield. Barrios took on two New England defenders before firing a shot that just tucked inside the far post.

New England was able to tie the game up in the 57th minute on a shot from Carlos Gil. Antonio Mlinar Delamea was able to get a header on the ball that landed to an open Gil at the top of the penalty box. The former Aston Villa player was able to then fire a shot that snuck past Jesse Gonzalez.

Instant reaction - The first 25 minutes or so were solid from this bunch but once some of the fatigue set in, the Revs really took ahold of this game. Towards the middle part of the second half it just looked like Dallas lacked some energy and intensity that was needed to get a go-ahead goal.

Man of the Match - Bryan Acosta looked really good in his debut with the club as he found himself in good spots and helped contribute to some of the early attack.

What’s next for FC Dallas - FCD remains at home for another week as they welcome in Western Conference rivals LA Galaxy next Saturday.