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MLS Game Summary - New York at FC Dallas



(Sunday, March 11, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: FC Dallas 2, New York 1

Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - FC Dallas proved Red Bull New York is more flash than substance in the teams' Major League Soccer opener.

Zach Loyd and Ricardo Villar scored and FC Dallas held off a late surge by New York for a 2-1 win Sunday at FC Dallas Stadium.

Loyd scored in the 11th minute and Villar scored in the 61st, but Kenny Cooper scored off the bench for New York in the 78th to make FC Dallas work hard over final minutes of normal time and 4 minutes of stoppage time for the win.

Until former Dallas player Cooper sparked the Red Bulls, Dallas dominated, and former league MVP David Ferreira was not even on the field.

New York star Thierry Henry assisted on Cooper's goal, but played the majority of the match in a withdrawn role in midfield as more of a set-up man.

Red Bulls coach Hans Backe may already be on the hot seat, but FC Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman once again proved his ability as a top manager.

In addition to Ferreira being absent, Hyndman did not start center back George John - who spent part of the offseason on loan with West Ham.

Dallas did not miss the duo, as Blas Perez marked his MLS debut with a pair of assists.

Off a scramble in the box just over 10 minutes into the match, Perez touched a second failed clearance by New York over to Loyd, who scored his second career goal.

Perez could have added a second goal for Dallas after the half-hour mark, but New York rookie goalie Ryan Meara denied his point-blank half-volley.

Henry nearly tied the match before halftime off a fast free kick, but although he caught Dallas goalie Kevin Hartman off guard, his shot hit the right post.

Meara made another fine save early in the second half on a breakaway chance in the 53rd by Villar, but was not as fortunate minutes later.

Perez played a nice pass to send Villar into the area on the right, and Villar scooped the ball over Meara from 12 yards.

Dallas had a chance to go up by three goals after 73 minutes, but Meara made another save on Perez to give his club a chance over the final 15 minutes.

New York showed more life once Cooper came off the bench, and he scored in the 78th after Henry's perfect chip-pass set him up on the right side of the area. Cooper lofted the ball over Hartman with his first touch to finish.

The Red Bulls were revived after the goal, and played much better in the final stages, but if the first 75 minutes are a sign of things to come, Backe could gone before the second month of the season rolls around.

Hyndman, meanwhile, can feel good about a strong performance to open the year.

03/11 17:41:09 ET

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Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
2nd
NCCU 52
NCAT 41
 
Final
DET 4
ATL 6
 
Final
TAM 2
BAL 3
 
Final
PIT 1
NYY 2
 
Final
HOU 6
PHI 3
 
Final
MIA 1
STL 4
 
Final
SFG 8
CHC 6
 
Final
CIN 3
CLE 9
 
Final
CWS 1
LOS 6
 
Final
ANA 3
MIL 2
 
Final
CHC 2
OAK 2
 
Final
SEA 9
SDP 4
 
Final
KAN 5
TEX 4
 
Final
ARI 4
COL 3
 
Final
WAS 5
NYM 4
 
6th
MIN 8
BOS 8
 
8th
BAL 5
TOR 0
 
Half
CHI 48
OKC 50
 
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DAL
Final
MDES 89
MRGST 76
 
Final
SIENA 71
NIAG 54
Final
LEH 62
AMER 68
 
Final
SCAR 74
ARK 78
 
Final
LAF 89
BU 64
 
Final
PETE 63
FAIR 33
 
1st OT
BUCK 84
HC 77
 
Final
UNF 71
LIP 57
 
Final
TENNM 65
MORE 76
 
Final
COL 72
NAVY 62
 
Final
ECU 56
TEMPL 70
 
Final
FATL 62
UAB 59
 
Final
FLGC 62
USCU 63
 
1st OT
CHAR 82
WKENT 86
 
Final
MINN 63
WISC 76
Final
MIZST 48
SILL 55
 
2nd
COPST 67
DELST 73
 
Final
FIU 59
MTST 54
 
2nd
HAMP 49
NORST 53
 
2nd
NCCU 52
NCAT 41
 
2nd
COOK 48
SCST 46
 
2nd
APP 59
TXST 56
 
2nd
GSOUT 66
TXARL 58
 
Half
LAMON 29
UGST 26
 
2nd
ODU 44
MARS 33
 
2nd
TXSA 52
RICE 56
 
Half
FAM 23
SAV 28
 
2nd
LATU 47
SMISS 33
 
1st
JST 21
ALAAM 9
 
1st
GRAM 4
ALAST 14
 
1st
TXSOU 20
ALCOR 17
 
Half
NICST 40
CARK 24
 
1st
TAMCC 46
HOUB 29
 
Half
NARZ 22
PORST 23
 
1st
LAM 7
SHSU 7
 
1st
ARKST 29
SALA 39
 
1st
PVU 11
SOUTH 9
 
1st
LALAF 24
ARKLR 20
 
1st
NO 12
SELA 9
 
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MVSU 0
ARKPB 0
 
1st
ARZ 12
CAL 12
 
1st
WASH 4
COL 12
 
1st
WEBER 13
IDAHO 8
 
1st
UCONN 7
MEM 16
 
1st
UTEP 16
UNT 8
 
1st
STEPH 11
NWST 6
 
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SUTAH 7
SACST 13
 
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DAVID 10
VCU 2
 
1st
IDST 17
EWASH 18
 
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3rd
BOS 3
CAL 3
 
3rd
WAS 1
MIN 1
 
3rd
PHI 2
STL 1
 
2nd Intermission
FLA 3
DAL 2
 
2nd Intermission
TAM 2
TOR 1
 
2nd
NAS 1
NYI 2
 
1st
ARI 0
VAN 0
 
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