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Jesus Ferreira seemed to be leading FC Dallas to a victory that would break the team’s eight-match winless streak, but Galaxy talisman Javier “Chicarito” Hernandez and under Sebastian Lletget in the first half sparked a comeback, and the teams ended up sharing points in what ended a wild 2-2 draw at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California on Saturday night.

“Of course, three points will make us all feel much better,” said interim FC Dallas coach Marco Ferruzzi of what could have been. “At the same time, it is a challenging place to play; is a challenging period of the year, and LA definitely showed up for it to the end. “

“We will continue to falsify,” he vowed. This is what we will do. Everyone knows that. “We have games to play, which is good.”

Ferreira certainly showed indications that FC Dallas’ first goal was coming – and that he would be the promoter – with two dangerous chances in the middle of the first half. In the 23rd minute, Franco Jara entered the space on the right wing and passed a pass to Ferreira in front of the gate. Ferreira’s shot, though real, was received by Bond’s brilliant reception to keep the gate clean.

Then, just a minute later, Jader Obrian raised Ferreira in front of the goal, but his shot was blocked to temporarily avoid the opening goal.

But that would come in the 30th minute, with FC Dallas doing a quick job of getting the ball to the goal, with Edwin Cerrillo passing a pass to Jara, who hit Ferreira to shoot. from the top of the box, freezing. Connect and amaze Galaxy believers.

They would get their second goal in the 41st minute, with Jara and Ferreira changing roles. Ferreira’s shot from close range forced Bond into a shot on goal, and on the rebound, Jara — who was hiding in the post — stepped out of the arms of the cut goalkeeper to double the lead.

Galaxy had their chances in the first half, mostly through the rush of Efrain Alvarez. In the 38th minute, he clashed one-on-one with FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer, but Maurer got a small glove in Alvarez’s attempt to direct the ball over the last line for a shot from the Galaxy corner that went for nothing.

Then, as the first half approached, Alvarez stepped forward to try a cross at Chicharito, and while Jose Antonio Martinez did well to interrupt the pass, he missed giving it to an own goal for just a few inches.

Galaxy looked more positive coming out of the break thanks to the two main first-half nationals at Lletget and Samuel Grandsir — something Jara and Ferreira both thought about in their post-match press conferences.

Jara noted that they knew, based on past experience, that “Galaxy will try to change something, come out stronger than they finished the first part, so we had to be a little more prepared to come out for the second part .. “

“We were happy with the first half,” Ferreira added. “We had a lot of positive things. And that’s one of the things we have to work on, staying focused throughout the game, 90 minutes plus. In this game, we were focused 85 minutes. “Those extra five minutes that we were not there was when they took advantage and scored on us.”

The French winger initially put his mark on the match, giving Maurer a scare with a shot in the 52nd minute that went into the net after a prolonged Galaxy threat, and an even bigger one a minute later with a shot which forced Maurer to sit down. for saving.

Paxton Pomykal had the best opportunity of the visitors to increase the lead in the 59th minute, hitting his shot in front of the goal before colliding with Bond.

Then, the hosts finally came back with one in the 65th minute through the penalty, with Chicharito grabbing Ferreira’s hand with a ball and then skillfully converting KP, leaving Ferreira in doubt.

“Kind is kind of confusing for that rule,” Ferreira noted. “I do not know what to say, it ‘s like a ball bouncing on them and hitting my hand, where I can not move my hand – it’ s in a natural position.”

The conversion started a wild sequence including a full fragment of the team initiated by Obrian penalizing Chicharito, a notable Chicarito goal in the 75th minute called for offside play, and another equalizer set by Chicharito to Dejan Joveljic, who crossed the crossbar. shortly after the FC Dallas coach settled in Bressan for the defensive muscles and Ricardo Pepi for obvious reasons.

But the two halves of the first half combined into an 83rd minute goal to equalize the match, with Grandsir sending an extraordinary ball to Lletget, who with karate hit it to the end.

The wild scenes followed four minutes later, when Ema Twumasi was initially marked for a red card for a foul that left Chicharito on the field, but was canceled after referee Baldomero Toledo, overseeing his 300th MLS match, was consult Video Review. This led to seven minutes of extra time involving two field conquerors but no extra goals, ending an epic MLS After Dark episode.

Phil West is a staff writer at The Striker Texas, who collaborates with The Dallas Morning News to provide coverage of FC Dallas and other important Texas football stories. Find more football coverage at thestrikertexas.comwith

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