FC Dallas coast to first Brimstone Cup win since 2012


Goals from Maxi Urruti, Mauro Diaz, and insurance from Mauro Rosales were all Dallas needed to seal a 3-1 win over the Chicago Fire to earn FC Dallas the rights to the Brimstone Cup and continue their unbeaten streak at home to sixteen straight since they have last lost.
The first half had a feeling out period as both teams were cautious in the first ten minutes. FC Dallas would adjust faster than the fire though as Maxi Urruti headed in a rabona from Fabian Castillo to give the home side a 1-0 lead in the twenty-third minute of the game. Dallas started to control the game after that as Mauro Diaz was given too much space close to halftime which resulted in a laser shot from Diaz in the forty-first minute off an assist from Kellyn Acosta to give the home team a 2-0 lead.
In the second half, both teams continued their back and forth play with little separation. Dallas recorded the two chances to score early on, Michael Barrios had the keeper beat in the fifty-sixth minute, but he did not have the angle as his shot went off the post. In the sixty-third minute, Diaz sent a pass to Urruti, but his pass sailed over the goal. Diaz asked for a penalty to be called in the seventieth minute, but no call was given. Dallas coasted the rest of the game, but Chicago made interesting with a late free kick goal from former FC Dallas player Arturo Alvarez to make it close. FC Dallas responded fast with a goal from Mauro Rosales to put the game away off an assist from Fabian Castillo, giving FC Dallas the 3-1 win and their first Brimstone Cup since 2012.

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