FRISCO, Texas – Midfielder Jackson scored a goal and registered two assists and midfielder David Ferreira logged two assists as FC Dallas defeated the Portland Timbers 5-0 before 11,365 at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday night.
FC Dallas took a 2-0 lead into halftime, scoring two goals 10 minutes apart on an own goal in the 16th minute and a strike by midfielder Andrew Jacobson in the 26th minute. Jackson found the back of the net three minutes into the second half and assisted on goals by forward Scott Sealy and forward Ruben Luna as FC Dallas scored three times in the second half to cap a 5-0 victory.
Ferreira recorded his first assists of the season, Jacobson scored his second-career MLS goal, while Luna and Sealy scored their first goals of the season for FC Dallas (5-10-7, 22pts), leading the club to its second win in three matches. With two assists, Jackson now paces the club with five this season.
FC Dallas handed Portland (5-11-4, 19pts) its fifth consecutive road loss. Forward Kris Boyd and Jack Jewsbury came off the bench and combined for three shots of the Timbers’ six shots on the night.
FC Dallas opened the scoring in the 16th minute on an own goal by Portland defender Hanyer Mosquera, who knocked a sharp cross from the left side at the near post into his own goal while trying to mark Jackson on the play.
Jacobson notched his first goal since last season 10 minutes later to lift FC Dallas to a 2-0 lead. A pass from the right side by Ferreira found defender Zach Loyd in the box. Loyd laid the ball off for Jacobson running into space, and Jacobson cracked a shot from the top of the area inside the far post.
FC Dallas gained a 3-0 advantage in the 48th minute on Jackson’s second goal of the season. Jackson weaved his way through the attacking third and by a defender to the top of the box. He fired shot from 20 yards out, that deflected off the foot of Timbers defender Futty Danso, and found its way inside the right post.
Sealy extended FC Dallas’ lead to four goals in the 69th minute. The play started on a break up field by Jackson, and Sealy placed a right-footed shot from the top of the box into the bottom right corner past Timbers goalkeeper Troy Perkins.
FC Dallas capped the scoring in the 81st minute as Luna opened his MLS account. A buildup down the right side set up Jackson for a well-placed cross into the box. Making a run through the box, Luna got on the end of Jackson’s cross a few yards out from goal and tapped the ball in.
The Timbers had an early chance to claim a lead in the 9th minute off a hard-working effort by forward Mike Fucito. Following a long ball played over the top, Fucito was able to set himself up for a shot from the top of the box. The ball deflected off an FC Dallas defender and hit off the left post. It rolled parallel to the goal line for a stretch before goalkeeper Kevin Hartman could collect the loose ball.
Portland returns home to close out its July schedule with two matches at JELD-WEN Field, starting Tuesday, July 24, in an international friendly against English Premier League side Aston Villa FC at 7:30 p.m.