Photos by Javier Vicencio
Quotes from FC Dallas
Monday January 22, 2024: FC Dallas defeated Inter Miami CF 1-0 in their first MLS preseason match earning their first win at the Cotton Bowl since September 30, 2009.
Jesús Ferreira netted FC Dallas’ first goal of the 2024 preseason in the 3rd minute of the match. After a recovery from Asier Illarramendi, a play between Liam Fraser and Paul Arriola who assisted Ferreira on the goal.
After reporting back from international duty with the U.S. Men’s National Team, FC Dallas defender Nkosi Tafari was put back into the starting lineup and captained Dallas for the final minutes of the first half.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Maarten Paes stopped two shots of Inter Miami CF captain Lionel Messi. “It was a close game and it was good to get everyone on our team going again. It is good to prepare for set pieces ahead of next season. We are ready to go.” Paes said.
FC Dallas Head Coach Nico Estévez said the following when asked about the soccer culture in this city: “It’s huge. You can see it tonight but you can also see how the fans are responding at Toyota Stadium because they are there every single game, it’s full and packed.”