FC Dallas ran roughshod over the Portland Timbers at Pizza Hut Park to the tune of a 4-0 beat down on Saturday night. It was a night of strong performance, good set plays, and career first goals.
Zach Loyd started the scoring for FCD off a corner from the captain Daniel Hernandez. It was Loyd's first career goal in a strong performance at right back.
George John grabbed the second goal off a Hernandez corner in the 38th minute to put FCD up 2-0 at the half.
Brek Shea put in a rebound from an Eric Alexander shot that went off the post in the 58th minute. That initial play was sparked by Jackson who had a tremendous game. Portland had no answer for the FCD wing-men who were real terrors on the flanks of midfield, Jackson in particular with perhaps his career night, certainly his best performance in an FCD uniform. Clearly Jackson meant it when he apologized this week to his teammates for his lack of focus.
Jackson did get on the score sheet late in the game with a blast from range... maybe. Initially scored a goal for Ruben Luna, which would have been his first career goal, as he knocked the ball in right on the line, the goal was later ruled for Jackson in the official game stats.
This goal is apparently being reviewed, the game story on FCD's stie says Luna, the stats on that same page say Luna, but the press release and official stats release says Jackson. Not that is matters in the end really who gets credit.
Stay tuned... maybe.
DAL – Zach Loyd (Daniel Hernandez) 34
DAL – George John (Hernandez) 38
DAL – Brek Shea 58
DAL – Jackson (Eric Avila) 85
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, Ugo Ihemelu, George John, Jair Benitez, Eric Alexander (Eric Avila 76), Andrew Jacobson, (Bobby Warshaw 68), Daniel Hernandez, Jackson, Marvin Chavez (Ruben Luna 78), Brek Shea.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Bruno Guarda, Milton Rodriguez, Ricardo Villar.
TOTAL SHOTS: 21 (Jackson 5);
SHOTS ON GOAL: 10 (Jackson, Brek Shea 2);
FOULS: 15 (Brek Shea 3);
OFFSIDES: 1 (Marvin Chavez 1);
CORNER KICKS: 8 (Daniel Hernandez 8);
SAVES: 2 (Kevin Hartman 2)
Portland Timbers – Troy Perkins, Jeremy Hall, Eric Brunner, Mamadou Danso, Rodney Wallace, Darlington Nagbe (Adam Moffat 45), Diego Chara, Jack Jewsbury, Kalif Alhassan (Sal Zizzo 57), Kenny Cooper, Jorge Perlaza (Eddie Johnson 63).
Substitutes Not Used: Adin Brown, Kevin Goldthwaite, Ryan Pore, Steve Purdy.
TOTAL SHOTS: 5 (Rodney Wallace 2);
SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Rodney Wallace, Sal Zizzo);
FOULS: 5 (Jeremy Hall, Diego Chara 2);
OFFSIDES: 3 (Jorge Perlaza (3);
CORNER KICKS: 1 (Jack Jewsbury);
SAVES: 6 (Troy Perkins 6)
Referee: Elias Bazakos
Referee’s Assistants: George Gansner, Eric Boria
4th Official: Alex Prus
Time of Game: 1:45
Weather: Clear, 95 degrees