Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Julian De Guzman scored with virtually the last
kick of the ball to power FC Dallas to a dramatic 1-0 defeat of Vancouver
Whitecaps FC at FC Dallas Stadium on Saturday.
The win lifts Dallas (9-12-9) to within a point of Vancouver (10-12-7) as the
'Caps cling to the final playoff berth with 37 points on the season.
FC Dallas had a golden opportunity to get in front after just 15 minutes when
Matt Hedges was brought down in the box by Martin Bonjour, but David Ferreira
failed to convert from the spot as second-choice 'keeper Brad Knighton stoned
the Colombian playmaker.
Ferreira came close to scoring from open play four minutes before the halftime
break when he latched on to a square ball from Brek Shea, but his one-time
effort came back off the post.
Vancouver walked a fine line for the remainder of the match and thought it
would leave Texas with a point, but it paid the price for its defensive
frailties as De Guzman clinched all three points for Dallas with a sublime
volley from 25 yards in the dying seconds.
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