On an unusually cool north Texas July evening in front of 15,551 fans, FC Dallas put on a defensive showcase to beat the New England Revolution 2-0. The victory was the third shutout for FC Dallas of the season bringing their record to 8-7-5 (29 points).
FC Dallas midfielder, Andrés Escobar scored in the 29th minute as he sped past two defenders before he punched the ball off a New England defender and over the head of New England goalkeeper, Bobby Shuttleworth.
Over sixty minutes would pass before the second FC Dallas goal in stoppage time. In the 91st minute, Tesho Akindele netted his third goal of the year off a pass from midfielder Victor Ulloa. Akindele worked his way past a defender and hammered a right-footed shot past Shuttleworth for the insurance goal.
FC Dallas Head Coach Oscar Pareja remarked, “Tonight we raised the bar and the team feels that we are competing for a high spot in the league. It was great to see the discipline and the composure that the team showed with a team that we respect a lot. We knew that [New England] were struggling for results, but that didn't factor into our approach to the game. I was very pleased to see the team in that mode of respect and giving a professional performance.”
After the win over the Revolution, FC Dallas now has a seven game winning streak across all competitions and will head to the road for two games. Their next regular season MLS home game is at 8PM on August 9 against the Colorado Rapids.
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