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MATCH RECAP: Sounders FC Plays to 1-1 Draw at FC Dallas


SEATTLE, WASH. – Sounders FC (11-9-8, 41 points) played to a 1-1 draw with FC Dallas (9-10-7, 34 points) on Saturday evening at Toyota Stadium. Alex Roldan scored his first goal of the season courtesy of Reed Baker-Whiting’s first career assist, as the Rave Green leave Texas with a road point.

The home side took the lead in the 15th minute, with Jáder Obrian stretching the Seattle defense on a ball from Paul Arriola and finishing past Stefan Frei for the 1-0 lead. Seattle leveled the match in the 57th minute, with Baker-Whiting beating a Dallas defender down the left flank and sending in a looping cross to Roldan, who smashed home a volley for his first goal of the season.

Brian Schmetzer’s side now continues its three-match road stretch with a midweek matchup against the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, September 30 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (6:30 p.m. PT / Apple TV, 950 KJR AM, El Rey 1360 AM).


  • Sounders FC remains in second place in the Western Conference with 42 points, seven points shy of first-place St. Louis CITY SC. At the time of writing, the Rave Green sit one above third-place Vancouver and two points ahead of LAFC, Houston and Real Salt Lake.
  • Seattle is now 18-10-12 all-time in MLS regular-season and postseason play against FC Dallas, tied for the second-most wins against any team since entering the league in 2009. The two sides also played to a 1-1 draw in their previous meeting this season on July 15.
  • Alex Roldan scored his first goal across all competitions this season, the third in his MLS career (regular season).
  • Reed Baker-Whiting recorded his first career MLS assist on Roldan’s goal. The 18-year-old started at left back after Nouhou joined the club late this week in Dallas directly from international duty in Cameroon.
  • Cristian Roldan came on as a substitute in the 63rd minute, marking his first action since July 22 (concussion protocol).
  • Léo Chú was suspended for this evening’s match after receiving two yellow cards against Portland on September 2.


Seattle Sounders FC 1 – FC Dallas 1

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Venue: Toyota Stadium

Referee: Allen Chapman

Assistants: Chris Wattam, Claudiu Badea

Fourth Official: Sergii Boiko

VAR: Greg Dopka

Attendance: 19,096

Weather: 85 degrees and clear


FCD – Jáder Obrian (Paul Arriola) 15’

SEA – Alex Roldan (Reed Baker-Whiting) 57’


FCD – Paul Arriola (caution) 41’

FCD – Jáder Obrian (caution) 79’


Seattle Sounders FC – Stefan Frei; Alex Roldan, Yeimar, Jackson Ragen, Reed Baker-Whiting (Xavier Arreaga 89’); João Paulo (Josh Atencio 90’), Obed Vargas, Jordan Morris, Nico Lodeiro, Albert Rusnák (Nouhou 63’); Raúl Ruidíaz (Cristian Roldan 63’)

Substitutes not used: Stefan Cleveland, Ethan Dobbelaere, Paul Rothrock, Fredy Montero, Héber

Total shots: 9

Shots on goal: 3

Fouls: 9

Offside: 1

Corner-Kicks: 1

Saves: 1

FC Dallas – Maarten Paes; José Martínez (Nkosi Tafari 67’), Marco Farfan (Ema Twumasi 86’), Sebastien Ibeagha, Sam Junqua; Facundo Quignon, Asier Illarramendi, Paxton Pomykal (Jesús Jiménez 67’); Paul Arriola (Eugene Ansah 70’), Jáder Obrian (Dante Sealy 86’), Jesús Ferreira

Substitutes not used: Jimmy Maurer, Katlego Ntsabeleng, Liam Fraser, Nolan Norris

Total shots: 7

Shots on goal: 2

Fouls: 10

Offside: 1

Corner-kicks: 5

Saves: 2


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