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MLS Game Summary - Dallas at D.C. United



(Friday, March 30, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: D.C. United 4, FC Dallas 1

Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Maicon Santos scored two goals and assisted on another as he led D.C. United to a 4-1 win over his former team, FC Dallas, on Friday at RFK Stadium.

The two sides traded first-half goals with Santos putting United in front midway through the opening half before Blas Perez equalized shortly before the break for FC Dallas.

But the second half belonged to D.C. with Santos setting up a goal for Nick DeLeon on the hour mark before DeLeon turned provider on a Danny Cruz goal six minutes later.

Santos capped his splendid evening with another goal in the 73rd minute, giving United three in a 13-minute span to put the result away.

Dallas put a couple of decent chances together in the opening 10 minutes before Dwayne De Rosario volleyed a ball off the crossbar from long range for the home side.

Santos then struck the first blow for United when he unleashed a left-footed effort from 25 yards that sailed into the upper corner of the net.

D.C. defender Emiliano Dudar gave the goal back in the 41st minute when he misplayed a ball in midfield that allowed Perez to get in on goal and beat goalkeeper Joe Willis.

DeLeon turned in his best performance of the season in the second half when he had a shot tipped onto the post by goalkeeper Kevin Hartman before scoring one minute later after a nice delivery from Santos.

Cruz benefited from some good work by DeLeon on the left wing as he won the ball from a defender and crossed to the front of the net for a first-time finish that made it 3-1.

The lead then swelled to three goals in the 73rd as De Rosario's cross found the head of Santos and he turned the ball past a helpless Hartman.

Dallas was reduced to 10 men 13 minutes from time as Daniel Hernandez picked up a second yellow card, capping a forgettable night for the Hoops, who have lost back-to-back games after claiming four points from their first two matches.

United picked up its first victory of the campaign after securing a total of one point from its previous three contests.

03/30 21:50:59 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
 
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
2nd
TOR 54
NYK 43
 
4:30pm Today
CLE
MEM
6:00pm Tonight
MIA
BOS
6:00pm Tonight
BRK
DET
6:00pm Tonight
SAC
LAL
6:00pm Tonight
ORL
PHI
6:00pm Tonight
WAS
PHO
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
IND
7:00pm Tonight
OKC
NOP
Final
UVA 76
HARV 27
Final
BGU 68
FERST 82
 
Final
ARMY 72
MAINE 69
 
Final
QUIN 60
ORST 52
Final
CLST 69
USF 65
 
Final
CARK 55
CCAR 72
 
Final
UWGB 66
ARKLR 46
 
Final
RAD 74
CORN 61
 
Final
UNT 62
CREI 58
 
Final
CAN 67
HC 48
 
Final
USB 67
GHND 52
 
Final
OKST 64
MD 73
Final
WINT 100
REIN 72
 
Final
UGST 68
SMISS 55
Final
NEOM 77
TXPA 72
 
Final
STLU 58
VERM 55
 
Final
UNCA 62
WCU 66
 
Final
EVAN 81
ALAST 63
 
Final
HART 82
FIU 69
 
Final
VALPO 82
GOSHEN 55
 
2nd
LIP 50
PEAY 43
 
2nd
DEN 33
BRY 33
 
2nd
MONT 52
SD 44
 
2nd
MTST 44
TENST 32
 
2nd
SAMF 37
LAMON 30
 
Half
SCAR 35
COKR 23
 
1st
HAMP 20
NARZ 18
 
1st
SDU 26
SDCHR 12
 
1st
BC 26
USC 24
 
1st
NICST 0
TROY 0
 
4:30pm Today
BRAD
UCI
 
6:00pm Tonight
UGA
SHU
6:30pm Tonight
ALA
APP
7:00pm Tonight
KSU
NDST
 
7:00pm Tonight
WASU
SJST
9:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ALCOR
 
10:00pm Tonight
SEAT
SACST
 
6:00pm Tonight
DET
COL
6:00pm Tonight
EDM
DAL
7:00pm Tonight
BOS
BUF
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
CAR
7:00pm Tonight
CHI
TOR
9:00pm Tonight
WIN
PHI
Final
NOS 14
ATL 30
 
4th
HOU 25
BAL 13
 
Final
CAR 17
CLE 13
 
Final
CHI 14
DET 20
Final
TAM 3
GBP 20
 
Final
PIT 20
KAN 12
 
4th
MIA 37
MIN 35
 
Final
NYJ 16
NEP 17
 
1st
STL 3
NYG 10
 
1st
OAK 0
BUF 0
 
1st
DAL 0
IND 0
 
8:30pm Tonight
ARI
SEA