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Pepi’s 2nd-half goal lifts FC Dallas to 1-1 draw with Loons

Ricardo Pepi scored the tying goal in the 68th minute and FC Dallas held on for a 1-1 draw with Minnesota United on Saturday night.

Ryan Hollingshead led Pepi into the penalty area with a well-placed pass and Pepi finished with a left-footed shot into the left corner to make it 1-all for Dallas (1-3-4).

Franco Fragapane, who was making his MLS debut, opened the scoring for Minnesota (2-4-2) in the 36th minute. He put back the rebound of Adrien Hunou’s shot that was blocked into danger by Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.

FC Dallas forward Ricardo Pepi, left, defends as Minnesota United midfielder Nico Hansen controls the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Frisco, Texas, Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Steve HammThe Dallas Morning News via AP)

With the draw, the Loons recorded their first point in the franchise’s five visits to Dallas’ Toyota Stadium.

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