September 25, 2013 MLS--FC Dallas Reserves vs Toronto FC Reserves (from

Reserve League: Reds Lose to Dallas

Kyle Bekker's lone goal not enough as Reds lose 3-1 to FC Dallas in Frisco, Texas. 

September 25, 2013 
FRISCO, Texas (Wednesday, Sept. 25) – The FC Dallas Reserves (4-6-1, 13 points) scored 
three unanswered goals in a 3-1 come-from-behind victory over Toronto FC Reserves 
(3-3-1, 10 points) today on Field 1 at Toyota Soccer Center.

Honduran international Ramon Nunez scored twice in the win. The goals were his fourth 
and fifth of the MLS Reserve League season. Michel finished off a penalty kick in the 
62nd minute to seal the win.

FC Dallas had an early advantage in possession but Toronto FC had the first quality 
chance in the fourth minute when Kyle Bekker sent a free kick towards the back post. 
Toronto FC Academy player and left back Eli Roubas made a solid run to connect with 
the pass, redirecting the ball back in front of the FC Dallas goal, but two blocked 
shots by FC Dallas defenders kept the visitors off the scoreboard early.

Toronto FC had the majority of the ball between the 10th and 24th minutes and capitalized 
following a well-orchestrated buildup between Jonas Elmer and Manny Aparicio. The young 
midfielder picked up an assist when he centered a pass to Bekker, who took a touch and 
hammered a right-footed blast into the top left corner of the net from 25 yards out. 
The goal gave Toronto FC a 1-0 lead that would only last for five minutes.

Nunez answered in the 29th minute thanks to some hustle from Victor Ulloa. The Homegrown 
player won the ball back in the central midfield and poked it to Danny Garcia. Garcia found 
forward Kenny Cooper with the next pass and the veteran sprung a streaking Nunez in alone 
on goal with a heel pass. Nunez finished easily with a sharp pass into the lower left 
corner of the goal to even the score, 1-1. 

FC Dallas gained a 2-1 advantage just before the half when Michel knocked a simple 
centering pass to Nunez. The Honduran took a touch before blasting a line-drive shot 
into the far upper corner of the goal from 30 yards out.

Cooper worked with Nunez to start a breakout following a Toronto FC corner kick early 
in the second half. The forward held the ball on the left flank before switching the 
point of attack through Ulloa to Garcia on the opposite side. The Homegrown midfielder 
ran at a defender and had just entered the top left corner of the area before being 
tripped up by a Toronto FC defender. Referee Elie Aguilar pointed to the spot and Michel 
stepped up to convert the free kick. The Brazilian drove a hard shot off the bottom 
of the crossbar and the ball settled into the net behind Toronto FC goalkeeper 
Quillan Roberts, giving Dallas the 3-1 win.

FC Dallas Reserves next match is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30 against the Columbus
Crew Reserves. That match is scheduled to kick off at 10 a.m. CT on Field 1 at Toyota 
Soccer Center. Toronto FC Reserves are set to take on the Chicago Fire Reserves 
on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.



FC Dallas Reserves – Chris Seitz, 
London Woodberry, Stephen Keel, Walker Zimmerman, Zach Loyd (Wilfred Williams* 76), 
Danny Garcia, Victor Ulloa, Michel (Ethan Sonis* 81), Jonathan Top (Eric Hassli 70), 
Ramon Nunez (Je-Vaughn Watson 70), Kenny Cooper (Diego De La Terra* 86).

Substitutes not used: Kyle Zobeck.

Toronto FC Reserves - Quillan Roberts, 
Eli Roubas*, Ryan Richter, Michael Thomas, Jonas Elmer (Michael Krezminsk* 63), 
Kyle Bekker, Manny Aparicio, Dylan Sacramento*, Reggie Lambe (Alain Sargeant* 63), 
Emery Welshman, Jordan Hamilton*.

Substitutes not used: None.

*Academy Player

Scoring Summary:

TOR – Kyle Bekker (Manny Aparicio, Jonas Elmer) 24
DAL – Ramon Nunez (Kenny Cooper, Danny Garcia) 29
DAL – Ramon Nunez (Michel) 43
DAL – Michel (PK) 62

Misconduct Summary:

TOR - Kyle Bekker (caution) 7

Referee: Elie Aguilar
Assistant Referees: Tony Obas, William Tomlinson
Fourth Official: Tom Harlett

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