FC Dallas Suffers Second Straight Loss as Nashville SC Takes the Match 2-1

By: Anthony Miller

Coming off a tough loss on the road, FC Dallas suffered their second straight loss as Nashville SC wins in Frisco, Texas 2-1.

The start of the game was like their 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City earlier in the week as they had a 30-minute rain delay. Things did not start well for FC Dallas as they scored an own goal as a pass from Nashville SC’s. Their pass deflected off FC Dallas’ Nolan Smith’s head and into the back of the net in the ninth minute. FC Dallas’ Jader Obrian would score the equalizer goal in the 25th minute to tie the match up at 1-1. That goal was Obrian’s second goal of the season. Both teams were able to hold strong defensively as the clubs went into the half with the tie still in place.

Jesus Ferreira got the FC Dallas crowd excited in the 71st minute as he had a near goal that barely miss the net as he was unable to give them the lead. Disaster struck in the 77th minute as FC Dallas’ Nkosi Tafari had a costly turnover that resulted in Nashville SC’s Hany Mukhtar striking the ball in for a goal to change the momentum of the match giving Nashville SC a 2-1 lead. In stoppage time, Ferreira had another nice strike on the net, but it would hit the side of the net. Time would expire as FC Dallas lost their second straight match 2-1.

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FC Dallas showed off their aggressiveness with 14 shots in the game, but three were on-goal shots. The team had only two corner kicks compared to Nashville SC’s five which gave Nashville more opportunities for good goal openings. FC Dallas’ record now holds at 6-5-5 on the season hoovering around the fourth-fifth spot in the Western Conference.

The turnover by Tafari in the second was the deciding factor in the loss as it set up Nashville SC with a perfect opportunity to score. Smith’s own goal was a big mistake as well as it seemed as though FC Dallas was doing everything to make winning harder on themselves with constant mistakes. FC Dallas got a sizable number of shots off, but a good portion of them were not decent-quality shots. Nashville was able to pick their spots on the pitch and was able to score on two of the seven shots in the match.

Now the team must look forward to Wednesday’s matchup against St. Louis City SC as they complete an abandoned game from earlier in the season. The two clubs will start the match in the 50th minute with the match tied at 0-0. If FC Dallas wants to take advantage of the opportunity, this is their chance to play hard for just 40 minutes and steal a win at home.

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