Connor Doyle played another full 90 for D.C. United, and the four time MLS Cup Champions fought hard, but the hometown player and his club fell to FC Dallas, 2-1, as newly named MLS All-Star Fabian Castillo pounced on a loose ball in the box deep into stoppage time.
Doyle, the son of Dallas Sidekicks legend David Doyle, was well supported in the stands and was industrious on the field. The McKinney native has earned his way into being a regular in Ben Olsen’s lineup with solid performances of late, and a big goal to give United the win against Chicago, but like FC Dallas’ last three opponents, D.C. was unable to keep Dallas off the scoreboard.
They did, though, make Dallas earn every chance they got and marginalized most of them. United also found a way to score against the North Texas club, scoring four minutes after Kellyn Acosta opened the scoring for Dallas in the 73rd minute. A smart run into the Dallas penalty area from Jairo Arrieta gave Taylor Kemp a target. After Kemp crossed the ball into the area, Arrieta’s mark, Matt Hedges, put the ball into the net as an own goal.
The game remained tied until D.C. finally succumbed to late pressure from FC Dallas. In the 92nd minute, Mauro Diaz played the ball to Tesho Akindele on the right side of the United area. The Canadian international crossed the ball to Victor Ulloa in the area. Ulloa’s shot was tipped by Kemp, but only enough to be pounced upon by the young Colombian who made no mistake, putting the ball into the roof of the D.C. net.