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MLS wrap: Dallas prevail in thriller

18 March 2013 00:36

FC Dallas moved into second place in the MLS Western Conference on Sunday, while champions LA Galaxy drew with 10-man Chivas USA.

Dallas won a thriller 3-2 at home against Houston Dynamo, with a last-gasp strike from Kenny Cooper securing all three points.

The home side looked to be cruising thanks to two goals in three first-half minutes.

George John opened the scoring with a fortunate header from a set-piece 34 minutes in and Andrew Jacobsen was on hand just two minutes later, volleying home from a corner to double the lead.

Substitute Andrew Driver halved the deficit in the 79th minute, and Houston were back on level terms four minutes later when Brad Davis pounced on a rebound from a Cam Weaver cross to slot home the equaliser.

But there was one more twist in the tale, with Cooper's 90th-minute goal wrapping up the three points for Dallas, although there was a suspicion of hand ball over the way he brought down a superb free-kick from Michel before firing past Tally Hall in the Houston goal.

In Sunday's other game, defending champions Galaxy were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Chivas USA.

Chivas had to play a large part of the match with 10 men following the dismissal of Mexican defender Joaquin Velasquez in the 40th minute for a hard tackle on Colin Clark.

Galaxy could not make their numerical advantage count until the 83rd minute, when John McBean scored.

But an 89th-minute strike from Carlos Alvarez ensured honours were even at the final whistle.

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Competition
MLS
Date
17 March 2013
Kick-off
18:10
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
3 - 2
Venue
Toyota Stadium (Frisco, Texas)
Attendance
15623

Goals

G. John 34'  
1 - 0
2 - 0
2 - 1
2 - 2
K. Cooper 90'  
3 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
31
5
6
14 34'
17
24
10
4 36'
33 90' 90+1'
7
Coach: S. Hyndman
# Player Bookings
1
26
4
32
8 55'
11 83'
13
27
16
23
12
Coach: D. Kinnear

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
27
11
29
16
18
21
22
# Player Bookings
25
20 79'
15
2
5
17
24

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