FC Dallas defeated Orlando City 1-0 yesterday down at the ESPN Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando and now advnaces to face Houston Dynamo on Saturday at 7 pm CT (live stream on ESPN3.com).
Milton Rodriguez scored the loan goal off a FC Dallas corner.
Due to the glut of injuries at center back, Brek Shea took up a position int he middle of the defense in the 2nd half.
In what has to be a positive boost for coach Schellas Hyndman, FC Dallas captain Daniel Hernandez played 90 minutes in midfield.
Saturday's match against Houston could be a contentious affair after the last meeting between the two teams when Jair Benitez was accused of spitting in a Houston players' face.
DAL – Rodríguez (Shea, Ferreira) 30’
ORL – Boden, caution (20')
ORL – Bernard, caution (41’)
DAL – Hernandez, caution (43')
DAL – Benítez, caution (71')
FC Dallas: Kevin Hartman – Jair Benitez, Zach Loyd (46’ Andrew Jacobson), Scott Gordon, Jackson Goncalves – Brek Shea, Eric Alexander (83’ Eric Avila), Daniel Hernandez, Marvin Chávez (87’ Bobby Warshaw) – David Ferreira (85’ Bruno Guarda) – Milton Rodríguez (46’ Ruben Luna, 74’ Maykel Galindo)
Orlando City: Miguel Gallardo (46’ Sean Kelley) – Jose Burciaga Jr. (54’ Mechack Jerome), Kieron Bernard, Demar Stewart, Jack Traynor – Lewis Neal, Luke Boden, Yordany Álvarez, Jamie Watson – Ian Fuller (64’ Justin Fojo), Maxwell Griffin
Referee: Edvin Jurisevic
Assistant Referees: Kermit Quisenberry, Corey Parker
Fourth Official: Kyle Longville