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FC Dallas downs short-handed FC Cincinnati 3-1

Ondrasek continues his hot streak with another goal and assist.

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FC Dallas picked up their second straight and 12th overall win of the season to close out the month of August as they downed 10-man FC Cincinnati 3-1 on Saturday night.

Zdenek Ondrasek continued his hot streak with a goal and assist, while Ryan Hollingshead and Michael Barrios also added goals of their own to help seal the win.

FC Dallas got on the board first in the 12th minute with a goal from Hollingshead. Ondrasek and Hollingshead played a quick one-two at the top of the penalty box before the veteran fullback fired a shot into the far post past Przemyslaw Tyton.

Barrios doubled the lead shortly after halftime in the 49th minute as he took a long ball from Jesus Ferreira into the penalty box and ripped a shot to the far post past Tyton.

Dallas added a third goal just minutes later from Ondrasek as he scored his fourth goal in the last three games. Ferreira found Barrios on the right flank with an open ball. The Colombian sent a ball to the back post where Ondrasek was waiting to head the ball on goal but Tyton made a stop but his deflection fell right back to Ondrasek who easily found the back of the net.

Cincinnati pulled one back in the 62nd minute on a foul by Reggie Cannon on former FC Dallas midfielder Roland Lamah. Emmanuel Ledesma stepped up and scored his fifth goal of the season. The good energy didn’t last long for the visitors as Kekuta Manneh picked a red card in the 75th minute on an foul off the ball.

Instant Reaction: While the first half brought a nice moment with Hollingshead and Cobra, it was a rather dull half. We have to give credit to Luchi Gonzalez for making some solid adjustments at the halftime break to pull Barrios a bit more wide on the right side which helped open up the attack for the two quick goals at the beginning of the second half.

Man of the Match: There are a few good nods out for this one, Cobra had another solid game, Barrios once again continues to help do a lot of good work on the wings. You really couldn’t go wrong with either guy on the night.

What’s next for FC Dallas: After a two week break from league play due to the FIFA window, FC Dallas returns to the field on September 14 when they take on Brimstone Cup rivals Chicago Fire.