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MLS Game Summary - Real Salt Lake at FC Dallas



(Saturday, July 17, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0

Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Brek Shea and Atiba Harris scored in the second half and FC Dallas snapped Real Salt Lake's 10-game unbeaten streak with a 2-0 win Saturday night at Pizza Hut Park.

Shea opened the scoring in the 69th minute and Harris followed in the 76th, as FC Dallas extended its own unbeaten run to six matches. Dallas (6-2-7) has won four of its last five Major League Soccer matches.

Real (9-4-3), which lost for the first time in MLS since April 24 at Columbus, also had its five-game shutout streak ended. RSL last allowed a goal on May 29 in a 4-1 win over Kansas City.

FC Dallas debuted striker Milton Rodriguez, and the Colombian nearly scored in the early stages when he headed off the crossbar from the edge of the six-yard box.

Javier Morales hit the crossbar later in the first half for RSL, and defender Jamison Olave managed to beat Dallas goalie Kevin Hartman late in the half but Shea was there to clear the ball off the line.

Will Johnson's shot hit the right post early in the second half as Real failed to convert another great chance, and Dallas followed with a pair of goals.

Shea finished on the other end midway through the second half for his fourth goal of the year. Rodriguez helped create the goal with a deflected shot that Shea hammered home from the top-left edge of the six-yard box in the 69th.

Real should have tied the match in the 74th when Nat Borchers somehow lifted a wide-open header in front of an empty net over the crossbar from just a couple yards out.

Harris then sealed Dallas' victory in the 76th when he scored his third of the season. Heath Pearce played in a low cross from the left and, after a touch by Shea, Harris hit a turning shot into the bottom right from five yards out.

Real last allowed two goals in a game in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Galaxy in mid-April. Real wasted an opportunity to move within three points of L.A. for first place in the Western Conference and could lose more ground on Sunday when the Galaxy visit D.C. United.

Dallas, which is tied with L.A. for the fewest losses in MLS, climbed within five points of Real for second place in the West.

Both clubs return to action July 24, when FC Dallas visits Toronto FC and Real shots Chivas USA.

07/17 23:04:48 ET