FC Dallas Posts Win Over St Louis

FRISCO, Texas (June 15, 2024) – FC Dallas (4-8-5, 17 points) earned its fourth win of the 2024 MLS regular season beating St. Louis CITY SC (3-5-9, 18 points) 2-0. Jesús Ferreira and Nkosi Tafari scored FC Dallas’ goals as interim head coach Peter Luccin earned a victory in his debut as a head coach.

Interim head coach Peter Luccin became the third interim head coach in FC Dallas history to win his first game (Colin Clarke, 2003 and Marco Ferruzzi, 2008). 

Homegrown Jesús Ferreira scored his third goal of the season, his second at home, from a penalty kick in the 28th minute putting Dallas ahead 1-0. FC Dallas’ last penalty was on September 20, 2023, also scored by Ferreira. Dallas last scored a home penalty against Nashville SC on March 12, 2022, 826 days ago. 

FC Dallas recorded its eighth-consecutive sellout of the 2024 season. This marks the first time in club history that FC Dallas has sold out Toyota Stadium in its first eight home games of the regular season. Dallas has defeated St. Louis CITY SC in both games played at Toyota Stadium since St. Louis joined MLS in 2023. At Toyota Stadium, FC Dallas has lost only two of its last 19 home matches in all competitions (W8 D9) dating back to the beginning of the Leagues Cup last July. Both losses came against Canadian sides CF Montréal and Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Dallas are unbeaten in their last 16 MLS matches (10-0-6) when leading at halftime.

Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes registered his sixth-straight game with five or more saves recording eight saves tonight in the win. Paes has collected 40 total saves over the last six games and kept a clean sheet for the fourth time this season. 

Defender Nkosi Tafari scored his first goal of the regular season tonight. The goal came from a corner kick which was Dallas’ fourth set piece goal of the season. Tonight’s goal brings his total up to five career goals for FC Dallas. Tafari last scored for FC Dallas on August 26, 2023, versus Austin FC.

FC Dallas hosts Minnesota United FC on Wednesday, June 19 in a match presented by Baylor University. The match kicks off at 7:30PM CT and will air on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas app in Spanish and English, and Talk Radio 1190 AM in English.