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Philadelphia Union vs FC Dallas quick reference

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All-time record: 0–5–4
At Talen Energy Stadium: 0–1–3
At Toyota Stadium: 0–4–1
Goals for: 8
Goals against: 17

Did you know…

FC Dallas isn’t the only team the Union have never beaten, minus the expansion sides. Philadelphia have also failed to beat Real Salt Lake in ten tries.

March 6, 2016: FC Dallas 2-0 Philadelphia Union 

PSP Match Report Highlights

Philadelphia Union opened the 2016 MLS season Sunday with a 2-0 loss to FC Dallas in front of 14,428 at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas.

Castillo scored a goal that will not make the revamped Union defense proud. Fabinho lost the ball to Gruezo deep in the Dallas half. Acosta hit a long pass to Diaz, and Tribbett backed off, giving space while Castillo snuck behind the central defender unmarked. Diaz laid the ball into space and Castillo raced in alone on Blake. The keeper got big, but Castillo powered it low and into the back of the net.

In the 79th, Dallas doubled its lead. Diaz tried to play a first time ball behind Fabinho but the Brazilian cut it out. Unfortunately, the Union left back dallied on the ball, and Diaz retrieved it, centering for Urruti to tap home past a stranded Blake.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Let’s get this out of the way: Fabinho had an awful match. From the opening whistle, he was overrun, slow to react, moved off the ball with ease, and unable to contribute to the attack. It was a throwback Fabinho performance, and not in a good way.

Fabinho aside, the bigger issue for the Union was that they seemed wholly unprepared for Dallas’ attack. And not just Mauro Diaz, but the entire structure of the Dallas offense.

When the Union were able to attack, they were surprisingly good at creating space for shots. Now, this comes with the caveat that they did not put those shots on goal, but the commitment to getting bodies in the box was there on the rare occasions that Ilsinho was able to stride forward with the ball.

PSP Postgame Quote Sheet

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Philadelphia Union
Andre Blake; Fabinho, Anderson, Ken Tribbett, Keegan Rosenberry; Vincent Nogueira, Brian Carroll ©; Chris Pontius (Sebastien Le Toux 72’), Ilsinho (Roland Alberg 60’), Leo Fernandes; C.J. Sapong (Fabian Herbers 83’).
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy, Warren Creavalle, Ray Gaddis and Richie Marquez.

FC Dallas
Jesse Gonzalez; Atiba Harris, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Maynor Figueroa; Kellyn Acosta (Victor Ulloa 80’), Carlos Gruezo; Michael Barrios (Tesho Akindele 74’), Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo; Max Urruti (Mauro Rosales 86’).
Substitutes not used: Chris Seitz, Zach Loyd, Ryan Hollingshead, Juan Esteban Ortiz.

Scoring Summary
FCD – Fabian Castillo 22’ (Mauro Diaz)
FCD – Maximiliano Urruti 79’ (Mauro Diaz)

Disciplinary Summary
PHI – Brian Carroll 34’ (yellow)
FCD – Matt Hedges 71’ (yellow)

March 21, 2015: Philadelphia Union 0-2 FC Dallas

PSP Match Report Highlights

Zach Pfeffer was shown a red card at the end of the first half, and FC Dallas scored twice in the second half to defeat the Union 2-0 at PPL Park.

Starting in his first game of the season, Pfeffer saw a straight red card after he led with his forearm in a tackle against Mauro Diaz in the 42nd minute. Tesho Akindele and Ryan Hollingshead scored to start the second half and Dallas comfortably saw out the match to take three points back to Texas.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

And there was plenty of action, in much the same way there plenty of action in a food fight but in the end everyone just ends up messy and relieved that it’s over. But even an ugly match can have bright spots, and you can bet the coaching staff will be saying some version of those words as they sit in the video room this week trying to figure out how to move forward without attacking midfielders.

Postgame Video and Quote Sheet

PSP Photo Essay

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Philadelphia Union
Rais Mbolhi, Raymond Gaddis, Steven Vitoria, Ethan White (Michael Lahoud 81′), Sheanon Williams (Fabinho 25′), Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira, Zach Pfeffer, Sebastien Le Toux, Andrew Wenger (Eric Ayuk 74′), Fernando Aristeguieta
Unused Subs: John McCarthy, Richie Marquez, Dzenan Catic, Brian Carroll

FC Dallas
Chris Seitz, Zach Lloyd, Matt Hedges, Atiba Harris, Moises Hernandes, Michel (Ryan Hollingshead 45′), Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo, Victor Ulloa, Tesho Akindele, Blas Perez (David Texeira
Unused Subs: Walker Zimmerman, Kellyn Acosta, Jesse Gonzalez, Je-Vaugn Watson

Scoring Summary
DAL: Tesho Akindele — 49′
DAL: Ryan Hollingshead –59′

Disciplinary Summary
PHI: Vincent Nogueira (foul) — 23
DAL: Michel (foul) — 26
DAL: Victor Ulloa (foul) — 31
PIL: Fabinho (foul) – 32
PHI: Zach Pfeffer (serious foul) — 42
PHI: Sebastien Le Toux (foul) — 86
DAL: Ryan Hollingshead (foul) 90+1

July 4, 2014: FC Dallas 2-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

A strange second half own goal in which a Fabinho clearance bounced off Sheanon Williams was the difference as FC Dallas held on to beat Philadelphia Union 2-1 in Frisco, Texas.

Tesho Akindele gave FC Dallas a deserved 1-0 lead with a goal in the 26th minute. Philadelphia responded just before the half when Amobi Okugo turned in a nice cross from Cristian Maidana. But a Williams own goal in the 49th minute would be enough for Dallas to take all three points.

Maurice Edu was shown a straight red card in the 89th minute and will be suspended for the Union’s next league match.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Sometimes you come up against a better team and you get beat. Sometimes you just find a way to lose.

In Dallas, the Philadelphia Union did the latter.

So many little things went wrong against FC Dallas that it is almost surprising to be able to identify a few truly positive signs going forward.

Postgame Quote Sheet

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath, Fabinho, Maurice Edu, Sheanon Williams, Ray Gaddis, Amobi Okugo (Fred 81′), Michael Lahoud, Danny Cruz (Andrew Wenger 62′), Sebastien Le Toux, Conor Casey (Aaron Wheeler 78′)
Unused substitutes: Andre Blake, Austin Berry, Brian Carroll, Leo Fernandes

FC Dallas
Chris Seitz (Raul Fernandez 72′), Matt Hedges, Moises Hernandez, Stephen Keel, Zach Loyd, Adam Moffat (Hendry Thomas 68′), Andres Escobar (Mauro Diaz 78′), Je-Vaughn Watson, Vicor Ulloa, Blas Perez, Tesho Akindele.
Unused substitutes: Andrew Jacobson, Peter Luccin, David Texeira, Michel

Scoring Summary
26 – DAL: Akindele (Perez)
43 – PHI: Okugo (Maidana)
49 – DAL: Williams (OG)

Disciplinary Summary
65 – PHI: Casey (foul)
68 – PHI: Le Toux (dissent)
89 – PHI: Edu (serious foul)

June 29, 2013: Philadelphia Union 2-2 FC Dallas

PSP Match Report Highlights

FC Dallas scored a stoppage time goal while playing a man down to earn a late 2-2 draw Saturday against Philadelphia Union.

Aaron Wheeler looked to have snatched all three points for the home side with his 87th minute goal, but Blas Perez scored in the 7th minute of injury time after having a seemingly good goal waved off only minutes before.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

For the second time this season, the Union turned a man advantage into a draw at home, leaving four critical points on the table.

Entering the match against FC Dallas, a tie would not have seemed like the worst result, but considering the circumstances, the Union failed to capitalize against a tired team shorn of key players after they went down a man.

PSP Photo Essay

PSP Postgame Video and Quote Sheet

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Philadelphia Union
Zac MacMath; Sheanon Williams, Amobi Okugo, Jeff Parke, Ray Gaddis; Sebastien Le Toux (Chris Albright ’90), Michael Farfan, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz (Antoine Hoppenot ’70); Jack McInerney, Conor Casey (Aaron Wheeler ’79)
Unused substitutes: Chris Konopka, Matt Kassel, Leo Fernandes, Roger Torres

FC Dallas
Raul Fernandez; Michel, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Jair Benitez; Jackson (David Ferreira ’56), Andrew Jacobson, Je-Vaughn Watson, Fabian Castillo (Bobby Warshaw ’62); Blas Perez, Kenny Cooper (London Woodberry ’85)
Unused substitutes: Chris Seitz, Ramon Nunez, Stephen Keel, Eric Hassli

Scoring Summary
20 – PHI: Okugo (Williams)
24 – FCD: Zimmerman (Michel)
87 – PHI: Wheeler (Williams)
97 – FCD: Perez (Ferreira)

Discipline Summary

2 – FCD: Castillo (caution)
37 – FCD: Jackson (caution)
45 – FCD: Watson (caution)
55 – PHI: Carroll (caution)
68 – FCD: Watson (caution + ejection)
76 – PHI: Casey (caution)
78 – PHI: Hoppenot (caution)
90 – FCD: Perez (caution)
90 – PHI: Albright (caution)

Referee: Allen Chapman
Attendance: 18,212

May 19, 2012: FC Dallas 1-1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

In the 56th minute, Gabriel Gomez lowered his head and, with Philadelphia’s first shot of the match, tied the score at one.

When the half ended, Williams ushered the team off the pitch. After the game he would say he just didn’t want to walk down the tunnel at the same time as the other team. But after such a horrendous first half, it looked like The Sheanomenon was taking up the leadership reins.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

In his Union debut Michael Lahoud played more minutes than he had in the previous 10 matches for Chivas USA.

The left-footed Daniel was at a complete loss playing forward on the right wing. With the brand new Michael Lahoud tasked with creating out of the midfield, the organization of the Union was a complete shambles, and the pipeline of service to Mwanga and Pajoy ran dry.

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Scoring Summary:
DAL 7′ Blas Perez
PHL 56′ Gabriel Gomez

Disciplinary Summary:

PHI 37′ Michael Lahoud
PHI 62′ Carlos Valdes
DAL 72′ Andrew Jacobson
PHI 77′ Michael Farfan
PHI 79′ Chase Harrison
DAL 88′ Blas Pérez

Dallas: Hartman, Pertuz (Rodriguez 45′), John, Hedges, Benitez, Leyva (Luna 77′), Hernandez, Marcelin, Jacobsen, Jackson, Perez

Union: Harrison, Valdes (Lopez 78′), Williams, Gaddis, Carroll, Lahoud (Martinez 55′), Daniel, Gomez (Okugo 58′), M. Farfan, Mwanga, Pajoy

Referee: Mark Kadlecik
Attendance: 13272

August 13, 2011: Philadelphia Union 2 – 2 FC Dallas

PSP Match Report Highlights

The Union’s offense was in full rotation as Adu, McInerney, Paunovic and Le Toux took turns up top. The personnel is of little consequence when none of their feet work properly, and that was too often the case in the early going.

More points dropped at home, but surviving a rough first half against an in-form side is nothing to be down about.

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

Adu’s first PPL Park appearance was memorable only in that it showed any player, regardless of stature, salary or skill, may be played out of position.

It’s always strange to hear a coach say, “That’s what they do, it’s what we expect” after a match in which it looked like their team was caught off guard.

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Scoring Summary: 
DAL — Maicon Santos 7 (unassisted) 16
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 2 (penalty kick) 33
DAL — Brek Shea 10 (unassisted) 47+
PHI — Sebastien Le Toux 3 (penalty kick) 84

FC Dallas — Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Marvin Chavez (Andrew Jacobson 82), Bruno Guarda (Daniel Cruz 71), Ricardo Villar, Daniel Hernandez (Jackson 67), Brek Shea, Maicon Santos.
Substitutes Not Used: Eric Alexander, Ruben Luna, Bobby Warshaw, Chris Seitz.

Philadelphia Union — Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Justin Mapp (Keon Daniel 79), Freddy Adu (Danny Mwanga 62), Brian Carroll, Veljko Paunovic, Sebastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney (Roger Torres 73).
Substitutes Not Used: Michael Farfan, Stefani Miglioranzi, Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath.

Misconduct Summary: 
DAL — George John (caution; Reckless Foul) 24
PHI — Freddy Adu (caution; Reckless Tackle) 27
DAL — Maicon Santos (caution; Dissent) 56
PHI — Jack McInerney (caution; Reckless Tackle) 68
DAL — George John (ejection; Second Caution) 80

Referee: Geoff Gamble
Referee’s Assistants: -Daniel Belleau; Eric Proctor
4th Official: Drew Fischer
Time of Game: 1:56
Weather: Cloudy-and-79-degrees
Attendance: 18,811

May 14, 2011: FC Dallas 2 – 0 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Reports Highlights

“Philadelphia finished with only five shots total, and only a lonely long range effort from Danny Mwanga actually getting on goal.”

“Le Toux and Mwanga looked to be on the same page early on and their forward runs not only found them in good space, but also opened up room on the flanks for Justin Mapp and Roger Torres to operate.”

PSP Player Ratings and Analysis Highlights

“What was truly disappointing was that the first goal sapped the team’s confidence and made them question themselves. The commitment to offense was gone, and the defensive concentration remained absent.”

“Union management continually reminds us that the bench is filled with young, developing players. Then it puts them in incredibly unique and disconcerting situations (like a 4-2-4 formation).”

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Scoring Summary: 
DAL — Brek Shea 3 (Fabian Castillo 2) 29
DAL — Fabian Castillo 2 (Jackson Goncalves 2, Marvin Chavez 3) 43

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Danny Mwanga (caution; Reckless Tackle) 10
PHI — Brian Carroll (caution; Reckless Tackle) 34

Philadelphia Union Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Jordan Harvey, Roger Torres (Keon Daniel 73), Justin Mapp (Carlos Ruiz 46), Amobi Okugo, Brian Carroll (Jack McInerney 46), Sebastien Le Toux, Danny Mwanga.
Substitutes Not Used: Gabriel Farfan, Michael Farfan, Kyle Nakazawa, Zac MacMath.

FC Dallas Kevin Hartman, Jackson Goncalves, George John, Daniel Hernandez, Ugo Ihemelu, Zach Loyd, Marvin Chavez, Eric Alexander (Bruno Guarda 89), Andrew Jacobson (Bobby Warshaw 83), Brek Shea, Fabian Castillo (Ruben Luna 67).
Substitutes Not Used: Eric Avila, Moises Hernandez, Bryan Leyva, Chris Seitz.

Referee: Jasen Anno
Referee’s Assistants: Chris Strickland; Frank Anderson
4th Official: Armando Villarreal
Time of Game: 1:51
Attendance: 12,109
Weather: Clear and 70 degrees

August 8, 2010: FC Dallas 3 – 1 Philadelphia Union

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Brad Knighton’s first league start turned into a disaster when he was shown straight red after a failing to control a long ball into the box and taking down Brek Shea.”

“Juan Diego Gonzalez could be one of the missing pieces. The big Colombian looked assured in playing beside Califf. He got a full 90 minute run on his debut and made no huge mistakes.”

Scoring Summary: 
PHI — Alejandro Moreno 1 (unassisted) 9
DAL — David Ferreira 5 (penalty kick) 24
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 5 (Brek Shea 3, Jair Benitez 1) 75
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 6 (David Ferreira 6) 81

Misconduct Summary: 
PHI — Brad Knighton (ejection; Denied Goal Scoring Opportunity (Foul)) 22
PHI — Michael Orozco Fiscal (caution; Tactical Foul) 55
PHI — Andrew Jacobson (caution; Reckless Tackle) 66

Philadelphia Union — Brad Knighton, Cristian Arrieta, Danny Califf, Juan Diego Gonzalez, Michael Orozco Fiscal, Justin Mapp (Chris Seitz 23), Eduardo Coudet, Kyle Nakazawa (Jordan Harvey 46), Fred, Sebastien Le Toux, Alejandro Moreno (Andrew Jacobson 63).
Substitutes Not Used: Jack McInerney, Amobi Okugo, Roger Torres, Nick Zimmerman.

FC Dallas — Kevin Hartman, Heath Pearce, Ugo Ihemelu (Zach Loyd 20), George John, Jair Benitez, Atiba Harris, Eric Avila (Jeff Cunningham 46), Daniel Hernandez, Brek Shea, David Ferreira, Milton Rodriguez (Eric Alexander 77).
Substitutes Not Used: Marvin Chavez, Edson Edward, Bruno Guarda, Dario Sala.

Referee: Jair Marrufo
Referee’s Assistants: -Jason Cullum; Bill Dittmar
4th Official: Jasen Anno
Time of Game: 1:53
Weather: Sunny-and-100-degrees

May 15, 2010: Philadelphia Union 1 – 1 FC Dallas

PSP Match Report Highlights

“Whoa, Danny Mwanga. Talk about a way to finally stamp your name on a game. Mwanga drilled home a game-tying goal in injury time to give Philadelphia Union a 1-1 draw Saturday against FC Dallas…”

“The Union back four have made about one killer mistake per game that led to a goal, and they would have done it again today if Dallas forward Jeff Cunningham could finish.”

Scoring Summary:
DAL — Brek Shea 1 (Atiba Harris 1, Jeff Cunningham 1) 13
PHI — Danny Mwanga 1 (unassisted) 93+

Misconduct Summary:
PHI — Roger Torres (caution; Reckless Foul) 62
DAL — Heath Pearce (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 83

FC Dallas — Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Heath Pearce, Atiba Harris, Daniel Hernandez, David Ferreira, Dax McCarty, Brek Shea (Eric Avila 79), Jeff Cunningham (Marvin Chavez 63) (Anthony Wallace 92+).

Philadelphia Union Chris Seitz, Danny Califf, Cristian Arrieta (Danny Mwanga 81), Michael Orozco, Jordan Harvey, Fred, Stefani Miglioranzi, Kyle Nakazawa (Shea Salinas 66), Roger Torres (Jack McInerney 75), Sebastien Le Toux, Alejandro Moreno.

Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referee’s Assistants:
 Thomas Supple; James Conlee
4th Official: 
Tony Russo 
Time of Game:

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