MLS Game Summary - Dallas at Columbus|
(Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Dallas 0, Columbus 0
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - FC Dallas extended its road unbeaten run to
10 Major League Soccer games, and its overall league unbeaten run to 12 games,
by earning a 0-0 draw at Columbus on Saturday afternoon at Crew Stadium.
The game, which featured two of the league's elite teams, produced very little
offensive flow for either side.
With the draw, Columbus (12-5-5) improves to 9-2-1 at home this season while
extending its lead in the Eastern table to seven points over second-placed New
York, which hosts San Jose later on Saturday.
Dallas (9-2-10), on the other hand, moves within two points of second-placed
Real Salt Lake in the Western table with its league-leading 10th draw of the
The first chance for either team came just 10 minutes in when a Guillermo
Barros Schelotto free-kick into the FC Dallas penalty area was bobbled by
goalkeeper Kevin Hartman. Chad Marshall pounced on the rebound, but his shot
was deflected out of danger by the defense.
FC Dallas had a chance five minutes later when Milton Rodriguez played a
through ball to winger Brek Shea breaking into the Columbus penalty area, but
his shot went off the side netting.
Shea had another chance about 10 minutes before the break, but his shot went
wide of the left post after he cut past a defender at the top of the penalty
area to the middle of the field. Marshall got over just in time to disrupt the
Shea set up a FCD attacker David Ferreira about 10 minutes after the break
with a low, hard cross from the left, but the Colombian's one-time blast went
just over the bar from close range.
Columbus had a chance to get the game's only goal about 20 minutes from time
when an Eddie Gaven cross found Schelotto in the offensive third. Hartman came
out to challenge the cross, but Schelotto's shot was cleared off the line by
defender Zach Loyd, preserving the draw.
FC Dallas will aim to extend its unbeaten streak to 13 when it hosts Toronto
FC on Saturday, while Columbus travels to Los Angeles to take on the Galaxy
later the same night in its next MLS fixture.
08/28 18:20:03 ET