MLS Game Summary - New England at Dallas|
(Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New England 2, Dallas 2
Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - FC Dallas got a stoppage-time goal from veteran
striker Jeff Cunningham to salvage a 2-2 draw vs. the New England Revolution
in Major League Soccer action at Pizza Hut Park on Wednesday night.
With the dramatic draw, Dallas (10-2-13) extends its unbeaten run in league
play to 16 games.
Trailing 2-1 in the closing seconds, Hoops' midfield maestro David Ferreira
played a ball to Eric Avila at the top of the Revs penalty area before making
a run into the box. Avila chipped a ball over the defense to Ferreira, who
volleyed a square pass to Cunningham at the back post for an easy tap-in.
The goal was Cunningham's ninth of the season and 130th of his MLS career, two
behind the all-time mark set by D.C. United's Jaime Moreno.
The Revs actually jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the game before the home side
began chipping away.
New England midfielder Shalrie Joseph scored his first of the season just five
minutes in when a chip-pass over the defense after a poor clearance sent him
in on goal. Joseph beat Dallas goalkeeper Dario Sala with a clinical finish
after he was kept onside by Heath Pearce.
FCD had a chance to equalize just after the half-hour mark when Kenny Mansally
took down Ferreira in the area to earn a penalty shot, even though replays
showed he made contact with the ball before taking down the man.
Perhaps a bit of Karma went the Revs way, as Ferreira missed the PK to the
right and the visitors held onto their 1-0 advantage.
New England then doubled its lead in the 66th minute when Ilija Stolica
slotted home his third goal of the season after a brilliant diagonal ball by
Ferreira pulled a goal back 10 minutes from time by drawing his second penalty
kick of the game when he was taken down by defender Darrius Barnes. Ferreira
didn't miss this one, roofing a shot past New England goalkeeper Matt Reis for
his seventh goal of the season before Cunningham's equalizer closed out the
Dallas hopes to extend its streak at Kansas City on Saturday, while the Revs
will aim for the full points when they host the Eastern table leading
Columbus Crew, also on Saturday, in their next MLS fixture.
09/22 23:53:03 ET