Paxton Pomykal - FC Dallas - vs. Tulsa in US Open Cup

DALLAS – FC Dallas’ quest to defend their 2016 US Open Cup title began in dramatic, but successful fashion.

FCD sweated out a skin-of-the-teeth 2-1 victory over the Tulsa Roughnecks at Westcott Field on the campus of Southern Methodist University on Wednesday night, relying on a very late own goal off Roughnecks defender Modou Jadama. 

FCD Homegrown Coy Craft opened the scoring after half an hour, but former Colorado Rapids standout Kosuke Kimura stroked home a second-half equalizer to give the USL underdogs hope.  

The defending champs rolled out more of their regulars, subbing in Michael Barrios and Tesho Akindele, and the decision paid off in stoppage time when Barrios caromed a shot off Jadama.

Box Score

  • 31' – DAL – Coy Craft (Ryan Hollingshead) Watch
  • 59' – TUL – Kosuke Kimura 
  • 90'+2' – DAL – Modou Jadama (OG) Watch


FC Dallas (4-2-3-1, left to right): Chris Seitz (GK) – Ryan Hollingshead, Matt Hedges, Walker Hume, Reggie Cannon – Javier Morales, Victor Ulloa – Coy Craft, Mauro Diaz, Paxton Pomykal – Cristian Colman

Subs: Jesse Gonzalez (GK), Michael Barrios, Tesho Akindele, Carlos Cermeño, Jacori Hayes, Jesus Ferreira, Atiba Harris

Tulsa Roughnecks (4-2-3-1, left to right): Fabian Cerda (GK) – Jorge Luis Corrales, Francisco Ugarte, Modou Jadama, Kosuke Kimura – Bradley Bourgeois, Collin Fernandez – Joaquin Rivas, Juan Pablo Caffa, Joey Calistri – Ian Svantesson

Subs: Donovan Ricketts (GK), Bryan Bears, Jaime Ayala, Brady Ballew, Paris Gee, Pavel Kondrakhin