FC Dallas steamrolls Orlando City

February, 29, 2012
2/29/12
8:46
AM CT


Orlando City has MLS ambitions, MLS Commissioner Don Garber is giving them some serious consideration to be the league's 20th team. But the would-be-MLS side fell short of the mark yesterday in the Disney classic when they ran into FC Dallas.

Orlando was in trouble right out of the gate when former FC Dallas draft pick, and current OC keeper, Sean Kelly was red carded four minutes into the game for a tackle on Blas Perez. David Ferreira converted the PK.

Ferreira later assisted on Fabian Castillo's 33' goal. Blas Perez and Andrew Wiedeman added 2nd half goals to bring the scoreline to 4-0.

FCD Trialist Geoffrey Tulasne got the start for FC Dallas wide in midfield. Tulasne is a left sided Frenchman who plays for Bulgarian side Litex Lovech.

Dallas is back in action on Thursday, when they face Toronto FC at 5 pm CT.

SCORING SUMMARY:

FCD - 5' David Ferreira
FCD - 33' Fabian Castillo (Ferreira)
FCD - 55' Blas Perez (Castillo, Ricardo Villar)
FCD - 89' Andrew Wiedeman (Jair Benitez)

FC Dallas: Kevin Hartman (Chris Seitz, 46'); Carlos Rodriguez (Jair Benitez, 81'), Hernan Pertuz (Matt Hedges, 45'), Ugo Ihemelu, Zach Loyd; Daniel Hernandez (Victor Ulloa, 76'), Geoffrey Tulasne (Andrew Wiedeman, 63'), Andrew Jacobson, David Ferreira (Ricardo Villar, 46'), Fabian Castillo; Blas Perez (Jonathan Top, 73')

Orlando City: Sean Kelley; Jerome Mechack (Justin Clark, 72'), Rob Valentino (Kieron Bernard, 72'), Wes Allen (Kyle Davies, 46'), Erik Ustruck; Anthony Pulis (James O'Connor, 46'), Don Smart (Dustin McCarty, 60'), John Rooney (Miguel Gallardo, 5'), Molino, Adama Mbenge (Charlie Campbell, 46'), Dennis Chin (Maxwell Griffin, 46')

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