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FC Dallas Defeated 3-2 at Sporting Kansas City

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July 7, 2024 – Major League Soccer (MLS)
FC Dallas News Release

KANSAS CITY, Kansas – FC Dallas (6-11-5, 23 points) suffered a 3-2 defeat to Sporting Kansas City (5-13-5, 20 points) on Sunday night at Children’s Mercy Park. The two clubs will face off once again on Wednesday night for quarterfinal action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.


PLAYING THE KIDS

FC Dallas made six changes from its last MLS match versus the Portland Timbers, the most from one match to another this season. Six players in tonight’s starting XI have previously appeared for North Texas SC. Dallas started two Homegrowns with Nolan Norris and Dante Sealy getting starting nods. Tonight’s starting eleven had an average age of 25.7, the youngest starting lineup in the Peter Luccin era.

GOAL 11 FOR MUSA

Forward Petar Musa netted his 11th goal of the regular season to tie the match at 2-2 in the 64th minute. The goal is Musa’s sixth he’s scored in the last five matches he’s played. Musa is the second Dallas player to score a goal as a substitute this season after Logan Farrington netted a goal on June 19 against Minnesota United FC. Farrington picked up his fourth assist of the year tonight on Musa’s goal.

STEPPING UP

Tonight marked the first time in 2024 that Nkosi Tafari started a match as FC Dallas’ captain.

RECORD AGAINST SPORTING KANSAS CITY

FC Dallas is now 30-29-14 all-time against SKC and 12-17-9 at Kansas City.

FOUR MATCHES IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS

FC Dallas has a busy run of play ahead with four matches before July 20: three in MLS action (July 13 vs LA Galaxy, July 17 vs Austin FC and July 20 at New England Revolution) and one Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal match (July 10 at Sporting Kansas City).

UP NEXT: A DATE WITH THE CUP

FC Dallas takes on Sporting Kansas City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals from Children’s Mercy Park. The match will kick off at 8PM CT. FC Dallas returns to Toyota Stadium on July 13 versus the LA Galaxy for its Christmas in July night presented by Chick-fil-A. The match will kick off at 7:30PM CT.

Both matches will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas app in Spanish and English, and Talk Radio 1190 AM in English.

FC DALLAS POSTGAME QUOTES

Interim head coach Peter Luccin

Thoughts on the performance given the lineup rotation…

“With all the rotations that we did, I think we started well in the first 15 minutes. Then after that, we changed a bit in terms of our energy, our press was different, and we became passive. So that’s why they…

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