The Galaxy, who played without an injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, were again punished for stunning defensive mistakes and were fortunate not to concede at least two more goals in the first half.
- THE BIG PICTURE: Luchi Gonzalez earned his first win as FC Dallas head coach and it was a big one against a longtime Western Conference foe. He enjoyed the second-half goals, especially the screamer by Acosta, but surely there’s concern over an injury scare to Reggie Cannon that forced off the fullback at halftime. Meanwhile, the Galaxy continue to be plagued by defensive mistakes, which Dallas turned into two goals.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Acosta’s first MLS goal was a thing of beauty, crushed with the outside of his right foot first time after a Pomykal cut back. We can’t watch this enough.
- MAN OF THE MATCH: Filling in for an injured Jacori Hayes, Pomykal didn’t just set up Acosta’s stunning strike, but he also won all 10 of his duels on the day. Carlos Gruezo deserves some shouts too.