MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Los Angeles|
(Wednesday, May 21, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Los Angeles 2, FC Dallas 1
Carson, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gyasi Zardes scored and added an assist on
Wednesday as the Los Angeles Galaxy came away with a nervy 2-1 result over
Western Conference rivals FC Dallas at the StubHub Center.
Coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo last Saturday, the
Galaxy needed to come up with a better effort in front of the home fans, but
it was FC Dallas that had the better of the play in the early stages.
FCD created the first quality chance after 12 minutes when Je-Vaughn Watson
got free and had a go from the right side of the box, but the strike was
tipped over the crossbar by Galaxy goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.
Los Angeles struck first in the 24th minute as Robbie Keane collected a long
switch pass from Zardes. He touched the ball past his defender and unleashed a
blistering left-footed strike into the top left corner of the net.
The hosts then made it 2-0 just before the intermission when Juninho swung a
driven cross into the penalty area and onto the head of Zardes, who flicked it
past FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez.
Dallas pulled one back with 25 minutes to play as Jair Benitez did well to
bend the ball around the Galaxy back line into the feet of Tesho Akindele, who
finished at the near post to bring FC Dallas back into the game,
But FC Dallas could never create an equalizing goal as the Galaxy defense held
firm to claim an important three points.
The result snaps a four-match winless run for the Galaxy, who improve to 12
points, while FC Dallas has not won since a 2-1 victory over Toronto on April
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