Ricardo Pepi scored two goals in the win, while New England got a goal from Gustavo Bou.
FC Dallas began the game with a lot of energy and was rewarded in the 11th minute of the match as Pepi scored his third of the season. Jesus Ferreira sent a nifty flick towards the penalty box where Pepi was there to met the end of it and put it past Matt Turner.
The Revs settled things down and tied the game up in the 33rd minute. Bou made a darting run into the Dallas penalty box and was able to sneak in behind his defender to put home a cross from Tajon Buchanan.
Pepi doubled his tally in the 54th minute on a wonderful run thanks to a ball from Ryan Hollingshead. Pepi took one touch around Jon Bell and then another around Andrew Ferrell before firing a shot past Turner.
Instant Reaction: The energy was massively better in this one as Ferreira and Pepi brought a lot of good to the attack. Justin Che started in his second match of the season (and week) and continued to look the part for the club. While the Revs certainly had their moments in this one, the fact that this group was able to keep the lead and then secure the win does help give us a bit of a boost in confidence.
Man of the Match: Easily could make the case for a couple of guys like Ferreira, Che, Hollingshead, but with Pepi scoring two goals, it has to be him.
What’s next for FC Dallas: The club returns to action on July 4th for the annual holiday game as they host the Vancouver Whitecaps.