MLS Game Summary - D.C. United at FC Dallas|
(Saturday, July 16, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 0, Dallas 0
Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - FC Dallas failed to take advantage of a pair of
second-half chances on its way to a 0-0 draw with D.C. United at Pizza Hut
Park on Saturday.
With the temperature reaching nearly 100 degrees in Frisco, the first half saw
both sides struggle to create chances as the Hoops best effort came from
Jackson, who forced D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid to make a save with his legs
after a tight-angled shot.
United's Dwayne De Rosario has been in top form for the club since joining in
a trade, and he tested Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman with a low shot from
the edge of the penalty area that the 'keeper did well to get down and save.
But the hosts failed to claim all three points after two good chances were
wasted in the second half.
The first arrived just after the hour mark when Marvin Chavez got in behind
the United defense and was left with only Hamid to beat. However, with Hamid
coming off his line, Chavez scuffed his shot wide.
Jair Benitez then provided Jackson a chance to win the game in the 87th when
his left-wing cross was delivered to the back post, only for the Brazilian to
redirect the ball off the crossbar with a lunging attempt.
Dallas has now taken only one point from its last two games after a three-
winning streak, while United is unbeaten in its last five contests, with four
ending in draws.
07/16 23:14:23 ET