Ten man FC Dallas destroyed by Vancouver

Vancouver score their fourth (Photo: Vancouver Whitecaps)

FC Dallas had a shocking night on Saturday as they fell to a heavy 4-0 loss to Vancouver Whitecaps at Toyota Stadium .

The result was the first time that Vancouver managed to defeat FC Dallas in eight matches in Frisco, and did so in convincing fashion. It was also only the second time FC Dallas manager Oscar Pareja had lost a match in July since joining the club.

It took just 18 minutes for Vancouver to open the scoring after a goal from Australian Bernie Ibini from the top of the box. Ibini shot powerfully, clipping Victor Ulloa, leaving Jesse Gonzalez in the FC Dallas goal scrambling, and so snuck under his out stretched arm, in to the back of the net.

Five minutes before half-time FC Dallas thought they had managed an equalizer as the ball was in the back of the net. Roland Lamah made a forward run and shot past the keeper but was denied as the assistant raised the flag.

The disallowed goal seemed to spur FC Dallas on as they went on the attack, looking to get back in to the match. Ryan Hollingshead won possession for FC Dallas in midfield, turning to goal, he crossed in looking for Mauro Diaz who just couldn’t beat the keeper.

Four minutes in to the second half Vancouver was given an opportunity after Kellyn Acosta gave away a penalty. While Acosta cleared the ball he collided with Fredy Montero giving away a penalty which he stepped up to convert, sending Gonzalez the wrong way, and knocking it in off the post.

Things got even worse for FC Dallas in the 59th minute when Carlos Gruzero was shown a straight red card following his challenge on Yordy Reyna. That made all hope of a comeback fade, as the red card seemed a little harsh.

Now with a man advantage Vancouver looked to go for the jugular and take the match away from FC Dallas. It took until the 67th minute for Vancouver to add their third goal as Tony Tchani and Matias Laba linked up well to set up Fredy Montero who hit a curling strike past the keeper.

Seven minutes from time Vancover wrapped up the four goal win with the most impressive goal of the four. A throw found Nicolas Mezquida who chested it up in to the air, and then jumped up, hitting a bicycle that left Gonzalez with no chance.


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