Bernardeschi's brace lifts Toronto FC to win over FC Dallas

The Italian DP scored his first two goals of the year as TFC recorded their first three-game winning streak in MLS since 2020.

Bernardeschi's brace lifts Toronto FC to win over FC Dallas
  • Toronto FC 3 (Bernardeschi 45’+3’; 52’; Longstaff 82'), FC Dallas 1 (Junqua 87')   
  • TFC have won 4 in a row in all competitions; 3 straight in MLS 
  • Bernardeschi bags a brace to end his 19-game scoring drought   

TORONTO – This was the performance that Toronto FC fans had been waiting for from Federico Bernardeschi for a very long time. 

While playing some great soccer this season, Bernardeschi was nonetheless mired in a terrible goal drought that stretched back to last summer. But the Italian put that to bed and brought the TFC faithful to their feet with a two-goal effort to lift his side to a 3-1 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night at BMO Field.  

Bernardeschi also collected an assist on substitute Matty Longstaff's first goal for the Reds to cap off a superb man-of-the-match display.

The brace snapped Bernardeschi’s goal drought at 19 consecutive games – he hadn’t scored since netting two goals in a 3-2 home loss to CF Montreal last August. At the same time, his goals helped Toronto extend its winning streak to four games in all competitions.