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MLS Game Summary - New England at FC Dallas



(Thursday, April 5, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: FC Dallas 1, New England 0

Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Ugo Ihemelu made eye contact with teammate Zach Loyd prior to a free kick in stoppage time, and what followed was the perfect ending for FC Dallas.

Loyd chipped a short free kick to the left side of the box in the 95th minute, and Ihemelu jumped to meet the ball inside the 6-yard box to float a header to the far post as FC Dallas edged the New England Revolution, 1-0, on Thursday.

"On that one we just made eye contract and he put it perfectly where he needed to put it," Ihemelu told FSN after the match at FC Dallas Stadium.

Dallas (2-2-1) snapped a three-game winless skid and ended a two-match winning streak for New England (2-3-0) with its first win since opening weekend.

Coach Schellas Hyndman was just minutes from settling for a tie at home, but a foul by New England's A.J. Soares on Dallas' Blas Perez gave the hosts a final opportunity from deep in the offensive end.

Loyd stepped up to take the free kick and placed the ball perfectly to Ihemelu deep inside the area and the center back finished like a striker, leaving Matt Reis no chance as the Revs goalie could only watch the ball sail into the net.

Ihemelu scored his first goal since May of last season, as Dallas earned three crucial early-season points.

"We just found a way. Before the game, we were talking about fighting for 90 minutes, and we did that today. We played a full 90 in this game and it paid off," Ihemelu said.

Ihemelu denied Reis his second shutout in his last three matches, and rewarded his own goalkeeper, Kevin Hartman, with a win in his first shutout this year.

New England was shutout for the third time this year, as it failed to score in its first two matches this season. The Revolution had rebounded with wins over the Portland Timbers and Los Angeles Galaxy, but could not top a third Western Conference team in a row.

Dallas has played all five of its games against Eastern Conference squads, and will continue the stretch April 14 when it hosts the Montreal Impact.

New England has played four of its five matches against West sides, but starts a run of two straight against the East on April 14 when it hosts D.C. United.

04/05 22:58:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
CHI 103
NYK 97
Final
HOU 90
NOP 99
3rd
SAC 69
MIL 65
 
2nd
GSW 60
OKC 52
 
Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
Final
SFLA 69
SHU 89
Final
RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
Final
WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
Final
SD 55
MNTST 53
 
Final
UAB 70
LSU 79
Final
EVAN 81
OHIO 69
 
2nd
CSFU 62
CSDH 43
 
2nd
ORST 65
DEP 42
 
2nd
PAC 48
NEV 41
 
2nd
USF 77
PORST 35
 
2nd
IDAHO 75
WALLA 31
 
2nd
UTST 37
CALST 28
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
Final
MON 1
ANA 2
2nd
SJS 1
EDM 1
 
2nd
LOS 1
STL 3
 
Final
JAC 21
TEN 13