FC Dallas knocked off Real Salt Lake in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup with a 2-0 win at Pizza Hut Park. It was the 2nd time FCD faced off against RSL in the last few days after the teams met in a regular season MLS match this weekend.
FCD got their first goal on a free kick by Jair Benitez. Eric Avila earned the free kick when he was fouled by Jamison Olave.
Dallas' second goal came on a long outlet by Kevin Hartman to Eric Alexander who played a lead pass for Jackson. Jackson beat Olave to the ball and chipped the RSL keeper for he goal.
The performance was a quality win for FCD considering the missing pieces in midfield. Both Daniel Hernandez and Andrew Jacobson were missing due to injury; while Jackson and Brek Shea was rested by the gaffer. Burno Guarda, Eric Avila, Bobby Warshaw, and Ricardo Villar started in their places midfield.
FC Dallas advances into the semifinals of the 98th annual Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament, where they with face the winner of Wednesday’s match between the Seattle Sounders and LA Galaxy
DAL – Jair Benitez 18
DAL – Jackson (Eric Alexander) 54
RSL – Fabian Espindola (caution; reckless foul) 14
DAL – Jair Benitez (caution; dissent) 37
RSL – Jamison Olave (caution; reckless foul) 40
DAL – Zach Loyd (caution; reckless foul) 45+
DAL – Andrew Wiedeman (caution; delay of game) 87
FC Dallas – Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd (Andrew Wiedeman 68), George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Eric Alexander, Bruno Guarda, Eric Avila, Ricardo Villar (Brek Shea 64), Bobby Warshaw, Marvin Chavez (Jackson 45).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Milton Rodriguez, Peri Marosevic, Daniel Hernandez.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13; SHOTS ON GOAL: 4; FOULS: 11; OFFSIDES: 7; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 0
Real Salt Lake – Kyle Reynish, Tony Beltran, Jamison Olave, Nat Borchers, Chris Wingert (Collen Warner 58), Kyle Beckerman, Ned Grabavoy (Arturo Alvarez 58), Will Johnson, Andy Williams, Fabian Espindola (Jean Alexandre 66), Luis Gil.
Substitutes Not Used: Tim Melia, Robbie Russell, Chris Schuler, Jean Alexandre, Collen Warner, Nelson Gonzalez, Arturo Alvarez.
TOTAL SHOTS: 6; SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 18; OFFSIDES: 3; CORNER KICKS: 1; SAVES: 1
Referee: Michael Kennedy
Referee’s Assistants: Jonathan Johnson, Adam Garner
4th Official: Matthew Foerster
Weather: Partly Cloudy, 97 degrees