By RYAN TOLMICH
FC Dallas have traveled all the way to Abu Dhabi for pre-season, and opened their camp with a 3-0 victory against Swedish side BK Hacken.
Goals from Fabian Castillo, Blas Perez and Ryan Hollingshead provided the difference, while goalkeepers Richard Sanchez and Chris Seitz recorded the shutout.
Here are the match highlights.
Here are some more MLS preseason results from the past few days:
SOUNDERS EDGE WHITECAPS
The Seattle Sounders were able to pick up a preseason victory over rivals Vancouver, 2-1, on Thursday behind goals from Fabio Pereira and Kevin Parsemain.
The Sounders were able to open the scoring early in the game, as Pereira, the final pick in this year’s SuperDraft, was able to give his side the lead just eight minutes into the contest.
Martinique international Parsemain, who is on trial with the club, was able to find the back of the net just nine minutes later on an assist from second-year defender Dylan Remick, who picked up his second assist in as many games.
Vancouver’s goal came in the form of an Erik Hurtado half-volley. The 23-year-old was able to find the corner on a bouncing ball from just outside the box, but Seattle was able to hold on and preserve the victory.
REVS TOP STRIKERS
The New England Revolution were able to escape with a 2-1 victory vs. the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers down in Bradenton, Fla. behind a stoppage time Darrius Barnes winner on Thursday.
Barnes was able to put his team ahead just before the final whistle, as he was able to slot home from an A.J. Soares pass during a corner scrum.
The Revs had to overcome an early 1-0 deficit, but found an equalizer in the 34th on a Dimitry Imbongo score. Imbongo was able to convert a long throw in from O’Brian Woodbine, paving the way for Barnes’ winner.
The Revs victory concluded their preseason trip to Florida, as the team will now move back to Foxborough before heading out to Arizona to conclude the preseason.
SPORTING KC BEAT INDY ELEVEN
Reigning MLS Cup champion Sporting Kansas City defeated NASL expansion side Indy Eleven, 3-1, in Tuscon, Arizona on Friday.
Regular contributors Claudio Bieler, CJ Sapong and Sal Zizzo were the goalscorers, as Kansas City were able to overcome a horrid start.
The MLS side allowed a first minute goal to their NASL opponents, who is managed by ex-USMNT goalkeeper Juergen Sommer.
Besler, Oriol Rosell, Benny Feilhaber and Graham Zusi all got their first action of the preseason in the win.