FC Dallas scored a valuable road point in a 3-3 draw against New York City FC on Tuesday evening.
Dallas came from behind twice in that game as Jader Obrian scored a brace while Jesus Ferreira scored his sixth goal of the season.
The FC Dallas jumped in the fourth minute after a goal by Obrian against the Cityzens. Paxton Pomykal hit a ball over the NYCFC defense. When the ball was about to land, a City defender made a mistake when Obrian pounced on him and managed to stick it into the back of the net.
City was able to react to a goal from Maxi Morales in the 20th minute. Jesús Medina picked up a ball from the opposite side of the box and then gave Morales, wide open behind the Dallas defense, a cheeky heel.
The hosts took the lead shortly after half-time in the 57th minute when Medina took advantage of a missed shot by Jose Martinez when he failed to clear the ball out of the box.
That lead was short-lived when the game was leveled again in the 63rd minute when Ferreira found space behind the City defense thanks to a great ball from Ricardo Pepi and then pounded a nice ball into the back penalty area.
Another defensive mistake by Dallas gave NYCFC the lead in the 68th minute. Talles Magno took advantage of another mistake by Martinez, who lost Magno after a ball from Gudmundur Thórarinsson on the back post.
Five minutes later the game was tied again. Andres Ricurate slashed the City defense with a perfect ball on Obrian, who scored his second goal.
NYCFC ended the game with ten men when Thiago received a red card in the first minute of stoppage time.
Immediate response: First of all, the night’s defense was terrible. Martinez had a pretty tough night, you have to wonder if he’s really 100%. But on the other hand, we were finally able to see some of the best from Obrian. The young winger has finally kept some of the promises we saw from him earlier this year as he was finally able to bring something together with the two goals in attack. Ferreira’s goal and Pepi’s line-up were just a nice thing that we have to repeat.
Man of the game: Must there be Obrian for the bracket. While he’s had some really bad moments this season, games like this should remind us of his skill.
What’s next for FC Dallas: Luchi Gonzalez and Co. are back on the road this weekend when they return to Houston on Saturday night to wrap up the season streak with the Houston Dynamo.