D.C. United traveled to Toyota Stadium on Thursday night to take on FC Dallas. The Black-and-Red were looking to extend their unbeaten streak to six matches and earn another three points on the road.
FC Dallas took an early lead. In the sixth minute, Ryan Hollingshed crossed the ball to Santiago Mosquera. Mosquera beat his defender and kneed the ball into the back of the net for his first goal of the season. Things seemed to get worse for the Black-and-Red in the 30th minute when Wayne Rooney was given a red card for a rough tackle. But the referee reviewed the red card using VAR and changed the card to a yellow.
In the second half, D.C. United brought on Luciano Acosta, who had been taken out of the starting XI due to illness. But Acosta was given a red card just fifteen minutes after he was brought on for stepping on an FC Dallas player after the two had an awkward collision. Meanwhile, FC Dallas was able to get a goal from substitute Dominique Badji, who scored on the rebound of a shot taken by Mosquera, which Bill Hamid palmed away.
Overall, it was a rough night for the Black-and-Red. FC Dallas fired 23 shots compared to eight from D.C. United, 58.6% possession compared to 42.4% for United, and Bill Hamid had to make seven saves compared to just one for FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez.
D.C. United will look to regroup and move forward from this performance. Their next match will be on July 12th at Audi Field against the New England Revolution.