Sunday, August 28, 2011
Bend it like Brek Shea, FC Dallas comes back against Sporting KC
By Buzz Carrick
FC Dallas midfielder Brek Shea sparked an amazing 3 goal FC Dallas comeback at Sporting Kansas City on Saturday after going down two goals. Down 2-0 in the 70th minute, FC Dallas got goals from Daniel Hernandez, Maicon Santos and rookie Bobby Warshaw to pick up three points on the road. Brek Shea earned assists on the second and third goals, both coming in injury time, with two sublime crosses of which even David Beckham would be proud.
"That’s why Brek [Shea]’s the man," said Bobby Warshaw. "He can win you a game, save you a game any moment. That’s why he’s Brek Shea right now. When Brek gets the ball, you know he’s going to do special things, you work hard, get in the box and hopefully a good thing happens."
Ugo Ihemlu, who had a couple of gaffs on the defensive end, one of which led to the opening KC goal by Omar Bravo, should really get credit for the first FCD goal which at this time has been credited to Hernandez. The Captain's free kick was redirected slightly by Ihemelu on its way to net. Perhaps Ihemlu will be credit after video review by MLS this week.
Both of the latter two FCD goals were similar. Both involved great whipping balls from the left flank from Shea. Both times FCD attackers out jumped defenders to get to balls and put them on net. Maicon Santos netted his 7th goal of the season in the 89th minute and rookie Bobby Warshaw grabbed his first career goal on his game winner.
FC Dallas played up a man from the 76th minute on after Teal Bunbury was sent off for his second caution when he tripped Jair Benitez near the side line.
Andrew Jacobson got the start at center back in the spot vacated by the soon to be sold George John. Jacobson was solid in defense and showed a remarkably calm presence with some terrific distribution. Jeremy Hall continues to perform well at right back for the injured Zach Loyd.
KC – Kei Kamara 22
KC – Omar Bravo (Teal Bunbury) 68
DAL – Daniel Hernandez 70
DAL – Maicon Santos (Brek Shea) 89
DAL – Bobby Warshaw (Brek Shea) 91+
KC – Teal Bunbury (caution; reckless foul) 16
KC – Chance Myers (caution; persistent infringement) 36
DAL – Jair Benitez (caution; dissent) 36
DAL – Brek Shea (caution; reckless foul) 51
KC – Teal Bunbury (caution; reckless foul) 76
KC – Teal Bunbury (ejection; second caution) 76
DAL – Ugo Ihemelu (caution; tactical foul) 81
DAL – Daniel Hernandez (caution; tactical foul) 90
FC Dallas -- Kevin Hartman, Andrew Jacobson, Jeremy Hall, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez (Ruben Luna 79), Marvin Chavez (Bobby Warshaw 68), Bruno Guarda (Jackson 61), Ricardo Villar, Daniel Hernandez, Brek Shea, Maicon Santos.
Substitutes Not Used: Jack Stewart, Victor Ulloa, Andrew Wiedeman, Chris Seitz.
TOTAL SHOTS: 17 (Maicon Santos 9); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Maicon Santos 2); FOULS: 13 (Ugo Ihemelu, Marvin Chavez, Bruno Guarda, Brek Shea 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Jeremy Hall 1); CORNER KICKS: 3 (Ricardo Villar 3); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3).
Sporting KC -- Jimmy Nielsen, Chance Myers, Matt Besler, Julio Cesar, Seth Sinovic (Michael Harrington 89), Kei Kamara, Roger Espinoza, Omar Bravo (Aurelien Collin 71), Graham Zusi, C.J. Sapong, Teal Bunbury.
Substitutes Not Used: Korede Aiyegbusi, Davy Arnaud, Birahim Diop, Soony Saad, Eric Kronberg.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Kei Kamara, CJ Sapong 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (CJ Sapong); FOULS: 13 (Teal Bunbury 6); OFFSIDES: 2 (Kei Kamara, Graham Zusi 1); CORNER KICKS: 5 (Graham Zusi 5); SAVES: 1 (Jimmy Nielsen 1).
Referee: Chris Penso
Referee’s Assistants: Paul Scott, Bill Dittmar
4th Official: Edvin Jurisevic
Time of Match: 2:11
Weather: Sunny, 88 degrees