DALLAS – After surrendering a late Oklahoma City Energy equalizer in the 89th minute and a scoreless extra time, FC Dallas managed to escape with a win over the Energy in a penalty-kick shootout.
Oklahoma City struck first in the 26th minute through former Kansas City academy forward Jordan Rideout, who fired a second-chance opportunity past goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez after the FCD backline made a textbook tackle to prevent an initial shot.
But Dallas finally connected in the 37th minute, with offseason acquisition Carlos Lizarazo receiving a pass from Coy Craft, putting on a nifty spin move to clear space and firing a laser past C.J. Cochran to equalize the match.
Lizarazo scored in nearly identical fashion six minutes later, again taking a pass from Craft, spinning past a defender and connecting to put FCD up 2-1.
The score stayed that way until the 89th minute, when OKC captain Michael Thomas headed in a corner kick to equalize the match.
Dallas played with 10 men for the second extra-time session after Zach Loyd was taken down hard and carted off on a stretcher.
The teams were tied 4-4 after the five rounds of PKs with Lizarazo, Mauro Diaz, Kellyn Acosta and Atiba Harris sinking the Dallas PKs (a Matt Hedges shot was saved). In the sudden-death round, an OKC miss allowed Dallas rookie Colin Bonner to play hero and sink the winning PK for the win.
FC Dallas (4-4-2): Jesse Gonzalez – Agustin Jara, Zach Loyd, Matt Hedges, Aaron Guillen – Juan Esteban Ortiz, Victor Ulloa (Kellyn Acosta), Mauro Diaz, Coy Craft (Atiba Harris) – Carlos Lizarazo, Maximiliano Urruti (Colin Bonner)
OKC Energy FC (4-4-2): C.J. Cochran – Kalen Ryden (Peter Toth), Michael Harris, Kyle Hyland, Coady Andrews – Michael Thomas, Cyprian Hedrick, Jose Cuevas, Jordan Rideout (Wojciech Wojcik) – Daniel Gonzalez, Evans Frimpong (Danni Konig)
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