Both sides were active early in this match with Sporting KC finding the post in the 11th minute on a Gerso Fernandez shot. Dallas responded quickly in the 13th with a good attempt of their own as Bryan Reynolds found an open Franco Jara in the penalty box but the veteran’s header couldn’t get by Sporting keeper Tim Melia.
After weathering some heavy possession by Sporting towards the end of the first half, Dallas found a break through with John Nelson curling a ball into the box where Jara was there to head it home.
Jara wasn't done with one goal as he connected with Reto Zeigler on a corner kick shortly after halftime to double the lead.
Five minutes later in the 53rd minute, Sporting responded quickly with a goal of their own from Johnny Russell.
Sporting continued to press late into the game and it paid off for them as Russell found his second of the game in the 83rd minute.
Dallas didn't wait long to retake the lead thanks to Hollingshead who was right on the spot to put away a chance that Michael Barrios missed.
Instant Reaction: This was about as back and forth as it gets. The two goals from Jara continue to show how important he is to this attack. Also, having Fafa Picault back on the field was a big boost.
The defensive side of things were rough at times in this one. The chippy fouls late in the game nearly cost them points.
At the end of the day, it's three points on the road with more improvements in the attack. Gotta be happy with it.
Man of the Match: Split it between Jara and Tessmann. Both had really strong outings.
What’s next for FC Dallas: Once again the schedule stays pretty compact for Dallas as they hit the road next Wednesday to battle Atlanta United before returning home on Saturday to host Oscar Pareja and Orland City.