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FC Dallas keep New England misery going

Tesho Akindele looks to evade a challenge
Tesho Akindele looks to evade a challenge
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FC Dallas managed their sixth straight home win on Saturday night as they secured a 2-0 win over New England Revolution at Toyota Stadium.

Conversely New England continued their summer struggles as they now have seven straight losses, which is a new club record.

After a tight start FC Dallas had the first chance of the match 17 minutes in after some impressive work from Blas Perez allowed him to send a ball for Andres Escobar who controlled with his first touch, and shot with his second, only to be denied by a Bobby Shuttleworth save.

Escobar was able to find the back of the net in the 29th minute as he took advantage of a rebound off the crossbar from Tesho Akindele and made a run through the New England defense before hitting his shot that was deflected past Shuttleworth to put the hosts in front.

That was about all the excitement of the first half as both sides struggled to create chances, heading to the break with Dallas 1-0 up.

FC Dallas were the clearly better side throughout the match as New England barely looked even in the match, but Dallas were unable to put the Revolution away.

Just past the hour mark Akindele could well have doubled the advantage as he found space at the top of the area and controlled well, only to be denied by another solid Shuttleworth save.

Dallas kept dominating the match and again in the 76th minute had another chances as Moises Hernandez made a phenomenal long run, up the field and in to the penalty area but again Shuttleworth continued to deny FC Dallas with another save.

After a long wait the second goal did finally come, in stoppage time, as Michel sent a pass for Akindele who dribbled in to the area, cut in on his defender and shot powerfully, leaving Shuttleworth with no chance and handing Dallas the 2-0 win.