MLS Game Summary - New York at Dallas|
(Saturday, April 12, 2008)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Dallas 2, New York 0
Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - In its first two Major League Soccer fixtures of
the season, FC Dallas let late leads slip away to earn two draws.
The Hoops (1-0-2) weren't about to let that happen for the third week in a
row, earning their first victory of the season, 2-0, against the visiting New
York Red Bulls on Saturday night.
Arturo Alvarez and Kenny Cooper, who both scored goals is last weekend's 3-3
tie at Houston, scored the only goals of the game to lead the Hoops to the
The Red Bulls (1-1-0) got a taste of their own medicine at the start of the
game. Last week in a 2-0 victory over Columbus at home, they scored a goal
under a minute in to set the tone. On Saturday, Alvarez scored the game's
first goal just under a minute to give the home Hoops the advantage.
Andre Rocha got the assist on the goal, his second of the season.
With the Red Bulls pushing forward in the second half looking for the
equalizer, Dallas defender Adrian Serioux played a ball over the top to big
forward Cooper, who got behind the defense and fired a perfectly placed
finesses shot past new York 'keeper Conway, into the far post side netting.
New York will try to rebound next Saturday when it hosts New England while the
Hoops travel to Los Angeles to take on Chivas USA on April 20 in their next
Game Notes: The Red Bulls played without star forward Juan Pablo Angel, who
didn't make the trip because of a hamstring injury. Eighteen-year-old striker
Jozy Altidore, who missed the team's season opener last week with a knee
injury, started in his place. ... The Red Bulls also played without center
back Jeff Parke, who served a suspension for being ejected in last week's win.
... New York coach Juan Carlos Osorio played a 4-4-2 formation without Parke
after playing a 3-5-2 last week. Fullbacks Kevin Goldthwaite and Chris Leitch
played out of position, serving as the center backs in the formation.
04/12 22:57:41 ET