FRISCO, Texas -- Alan Velasco scored early in the second half, Jesús Ferreira found the net late and FC Dallas pulled out a 2-1 victory Saturday night against Sporting Kansas City.
Sporting KC grabbed an early lead when Dániel Sallói scored unassisted in the 11th minute. It was Sporting KC’s first goal of the season and Sallói’s seventh goal against Dallas, his most against any opponent.
Dallas (2-1-1) didn’t get on the scoreboard until Velasco took a pass from Sebastian Lletget and scored 10 minutes into the second half. Ferreira’s match-winner was unassisted in the 84th minute.
Dallas picked up a win after getting off to a 1-1-1 start for the fifth straight season. Dallas has allowed a goal in 10 straight matches dating to last season and including the playoffs, the longest active streak in the league.
Sallói has scored five of Sporting KC’s last eight goals in the series. The club had gone 274 minutes without scoring or surrendering a goal after playing to scoreless draws in its last two matches and yielding a goal to the Portland Timbers six minutes into the season opener.
Sporting KC (0-2-2) came into the match without a goal despite taking a league-high 26 shots on goal. They had 11 shots in each of their scoreless draws. The 26 shots on goal through three matches ties a mark set by LAFC in 2020. LAFC scored seven goals with its 26 shots.
Dallas outshot Sporting KC 12-11 with both teams taking three shots on goal.
Maarten Paes finished with two saves for Dallas. John Pulskamp turned away one shot for Sporting KC.