MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Philadelphia|
(Saturday, May 15, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 1, Philadelphia 1
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - MLS No. 1 overall pick Danny Mwanga scored
his first goal three minutes into stoppage time Saturday, and the Philadelphia
Union tied FC Dallas 1-1 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Mwanga drove a loose ball through traffic in the area and inside the left post
to deny Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman his third straight shutout and end the
Union's four-game losing streak.
Philadelphia (1-5-1) earned its second result in as many home games. The Union
won their home opener against D.C. United 3-2, but have lost all five of their
Brek Shea scored his first MLS goal in the 13th minute for FC Dallas (2-1-5),
which won its last two matches 1-0 over Houston and D.C. following a five-game
winless streak to open the season.
Philadelphia had two good chances inside five minutes to open the scoring, but
Kyle Nakazawa was denied on a lunging header by Hartman, and Cristian Arrieta
put a rebound header over the bar.
Union leading scorer Sebastien Le Toux nearly grabbed the opener in the sixth,
but his shot off Hartman's fingertips was erased for being offside.
Dallas took the lead minutes later, when Shea converted following passes from
Atiba Harris and Jeff Cunningham in the 13th. Shea settled the ball at the top
of the area, opened space against Arrieta two yards inside the box, and picked
out the upper-right corner from 16 yards to leave Chris Seitz no chance.
Dax McCarty whiffed on a chance in the 18th but the ball rolled to Harris, who
then fired wide from six yards as Dallas wasted two quick chances.
Philadelphia's Roger Torres had a header saved by Hartman at the right post in
the 22nd and Le Toux was denied by the veteran goalkeeper in the 26th. Hartman
denied Alejandro Moreno in the 37th on another fine save.
Dallas' leading scorer, Jeff Cunningham, poked a shot wide in the 40th on the
final chance of the first half.
Nakazawa had another look at goal six minutes into the second half, but fired
over the crossbar from 20 yards. Both teams settled for half-chances over the
next 25 minutes, with Dallas' George John having the best look on a header in
the 74th that went wide and ended with him hitting his head on the post.
Philadelphia substitute Shea Shalinas put a 20-yard shot just over the bar in
the 77th and Mwanga came off the bench minutes later as Peter Nowak made more
changes - Jack McInerney also came off the bench in the second half - to spark
Nowak's team waited until the final minute - seconds actually - and Mwanga did
deliver the equalizing goal. Philadelphia upped the pressure in stoppage time
and, following a scramble in the box, Mwanga hammered in the tying goal in the
93rd after a long ball into the area popped into space.
Dallas, which has five draws in its first eight matches, hosts the Los Angeles
Galaxy on May 20. Philadelphia is off until May 29 when it visits Houston.
05/15 18:21:07 ET