FRISCO, Texas — Fabrice-Jean Picault and Jesús Ferreira scored goals 1:28 apart and FC Dallas beat Minnesota United 3-1 on Saturday night.
Picault, on the left side, cut back to evade a defender and then bent a right-footer around the out-stretched arms of goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh but just inside the post to open the scoring in the 11th minute. Ferreira beat a defender before putting away a side-netter to give FC Dallas (2-1-3) a 2-0 lead in the 12th.
Hassani Dotson ripped a rising left-footer into the corner of the net from well outside the area to pull Minnesota (3-2-2) within a goal in the 55th minute.
Reto Ziegler converted a penalty kick to cap the scoring in the sixth minute of stoppage time.
The start of the second half was delayed about 45 minutes because of lightning in the area.
The Associated Press