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FC Dallas wins 2-0 over St. Louis CITY SC in debut of interim head coach Peter Luccin

FC Dallas wins 2-0 over St. Louis CITY SC in debut of interim head coach Peter Luccin

FC Dallas wins 2-0 over St. Louis CITY SC in debut of interim head coach Peter Luccin

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

THE ERA OF PETER LUCCIN BEGINS WITH A VICTORY
Interim coach Peter Luccin became the third interim coach in FC Dallas history to win his first game (Colin Clarke, 2003 and Marco Ferruzzi, 2008). Dallas is undefeated in its last 16 MLS games when leading 10-0-6 at halftime.

FERREIRA’S SECOND GOAL AT HOME IN 2024
Youth player Jesús Ferreira scored his third goal of the season, his second at home, on a penalty 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 penalty at home against Nashville SC on March 12, 2022, 826 days ago.

SALE NUMBER EIGHT
FC Dallas recorded its eighth consecutive sell-out of the 2024 season. This marks the first time in club history that FC Dallas has sold out Toyota Stadium in its first eight regular-season home games. 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 just two of its last 19 home games in all competitions (W8 D9) since the start of the Leagues Cup last July. Both losses came against Canadian teams CF Montréal and Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

MAARTEN PAES RECORDS HIS FOURTH clean sheet in 2024
Dallas goaltender Maarten Paes recorded his sixth straight game with five or more saves and recorded eight saves tonight in the win. Paes has made 40 saves in total in the last six games and kept a clean sheet for the fourth time this season.

GOAL ONE IN 2024 FOR KOS
Defenseman Nkosi Tafari scored his first goal of the regular season tonight. The goal came from a corner kick that was Dallas’ fourth set-piece goal of the season. Tonight’s goal brings the total to five goals in his career with FC Dallas. Tafari last scored for FC Dallas on August 26, 2023, against Austin FC.

NEXT: MID-WEEK ACTION AGAINST BROBOS
FC Dallas hosts Minnesota United FC on Wednesday, June 19 in a game presented by Baylor University. The game begins at 7:30 pm CT and will be broadcast on MLS Season Pass on Apple TV, the FC Dallas app in Spanish and English and Talk Radio 1190 AM in English.