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.
- 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