FC Dallas Claims Dallas Cup Title

FC Dallas players celebrate with the Dallas Cup trophy (Photo: Dallas Cup)

The Dallas Cup has been played and completed with FC Dallas claiming a memorable victory at Toyota Stadium on Sunday.

The Gordon Jago Supergroup final was a virtual Under 20 CONCACAF Champions League final as the American Champion FC Dallas took on the leading Mexican team CF Monterrey. The crowd packed in to the stadium as a Dallas Cup record crowd of 8,747 made their way to Frisco for the match.

FC Dallas opened the scoring in the 23rd minute to the delight of the crowd as Jesus Ferreira was able to find a wide open Paxton Pomykal. From the edge of the box he looked at the positioning of the goalkeeper and hit a powerful shot just out of the reach of the keeper to give FC Dallas the lead.

It was a physical match for the final 20 minutes of the half as the sides flew into the challenges, leading to five yellow cards by half-time. All those fouls suited FC Dallas as they comfortably head to the break 1-0 up.

Both sides came out from the break determined to get the second goal of the match as Dallas looked to get a cushion and Monterrey looked for an equalizer. But both sides struggled to break through with strong defensive work holding out in an end-to-end match.

With eight minutes left in the match the second goal finally came and it set up a thrilling finish as Monterrey had an equalizer. A free-kick found the woodwork and Dallas failed to clear, which allowed Erick Amaro to get a deflection on it, sending it into the back of the net.

That goal seemingly had the match heading to extra time but with one minute to play that all changed. Arturo Rodriguez weaved all over getting through the Monterrey defense and looked up from 30 yards taking a powerful shot which left the keeper with no chance and gave FC Dallas the Dallas Cup title.

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