FC Dallas 6, Real Salt Lake 2 | 2017 MLS Match Recap

FC Dallas wrote a little bit of history, becoming the first team in MLS history to score five goals in the first half of a game. Then they rode that hot start to a 6-2 thrashing of visiting Real Salt Lake Saturday night at Toyota Stadium.

Roland Lamah had a natural hat trick, scoring the first three goals for FC Dallas, and Maxi Urruti and Tesho Akindele stretched the lead to 5-0 by half-time. Real Salt Lake got a couple goals back in the second half, from Omar Holness and Kyle Beckerman, before 16-year-old Jesus Ferreira scored off the bench in his MLS debut for FCD.

Goals

  • 8' – DAL – Roland Lamah Watch
  • 22' – DAL – Roland Lamah Watch
  • 31' – DAL – Roland Lamah Watch
  • 39' – DAL – Maximiliano Urruti Watch
  • 43' – DAL – Tesho Akindele Watch
  • 70' – RSL – Omar Holness Watch
  • 72' – RSL – Kyle Beckerman Watch
  • 89' – DAL – Jesus Ferreira Watch

Three Things

  1. ONCE HE GOT GOING, HE DIDN'T STOP: Sometimes, the ball finds you. Roland Lamah had scored just one goal in 11 starts before getting goal No. 2 on the season on a simple finish off a nice diagonal pass from Michael Barrios. And then he scored again, and again. And now with four goals, he is now second on the team in scoring (behind Maxi Urruti).
  2. DREAM DEBUT: Jesus Ferreira made his MLS debut and scored a pretty goal in his first game. The Homegrown signing showed a great touch on a ball played into him by Michael Barrios (three assists). With that touch, and a clinical finish, it was a true goalscorer's goal for the 16-year-old. He left the impression he'll score a few more goals before he's done.
  3. LONG NIGHT: RSL goalkeeper Matt Van Oekel made five saves, or else things could have been even worse for Real Salt Lake. He probably deserved better.

Next Up

  • DAL: Saturday, June 10 – at Portland (10:30 pm ET | MLS LIVE)
  • RSL: Wednesday, June 14 – at Sacramento (U.S. Open Cup, 10:30 pm ET)

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