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MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Chivas USA



(Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: FC Dallas 1, Chivas USA 1

Carson, CA (Sports Network) - FC Dallas wasted an opportunity to put pressure on Vancouver Whitecaps FC for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference on Sunday, playing to a 1-1 draw against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.

Dallas entered the match five points behind Vancouver for the final postseason berth in the West and had a chance to trim the deficit to two points, but were lucky an eighth-minute goal from Blas Perez was enough for a point.

Jorge Villafana scored in the 69th minute for Chivas, which dominated the late stages. Chivas had lost its last seven matches and remains winless in 12 since the calendar turned to August.

Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman was huge for Dallas (9-12-11), making seven saves - a few crucial ones in the closing minutes - to secure his side a point.

Dallas seemed poised to extend its recent run of good form that included four wins and three draws in its last eight games when Perez tapped home a rebound off a shot from David Ferreira in the eighth minute.

Chivas (7-17-8) last won on July 28 at the Portland Timbers, but played better than Dallas the rest the way.

Miller Bolanos had a header cleared off the line by the Dallas defense in the 17th minute, and Juan Pablo Angel was denied twice by Hartman early after half on a pair of great scoring chances.

Villafana found the breakthrough for Chivas 21 minutes from time as he slotted home a ball that was crossed in from Bolanos and went just off the fingertips of a diving Hartman for an easy finish into an empty net.

Dallas was in desperate need of three points with just two matches remaining, but Chivas was the side that nearly grabbed full points as Hartman denied Juan Agudelo in the 89th and Villafana deep in extra time on two good Chivas shots.

FCD visits Seattle Sounders FC on Oct. 21 after the international break in its next MLS match, and hosts Chivas in its final regular-season game Oct. 28. The Goats host the Colorado Rapids on Oct. 20 in their next match.

10/07 21:20:19 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
3rd
PHI 51
CHA 70
 
3rd
PHI 51
CHA 70
 
3rd
ORL 57
UTA 69
 
2nd
CLE 45
BRK 45
 
Half
BOS 53
MIN 48
 
2nd
DET 52
TOR 52
 
2nd
MIA 49
WAS 50
 
2nd
MEM 22
CHI 20
 
1st
SAN 20
POR 17
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 76
CASEWEST 59
 
2nd
LIB 74
CPNC 55
 
2nd
SCAR 52
CLEM 37
 
2nd
CMICH 79
CONC 52
 
2nd
MIAMI 29
EKENT 43
 
2nd
GWEBB 84
HIWASSEE 58
 
2nd
ODU 46
MDES 35
 
2nd
BUF 54
NIAG 34
 
2nd
KSU 46
NCAT 38
 
2nd
FAM 41
UNF 61
 
2nd
NORST 58
NARZ 40
 
2nd
DART 42
NILL 36
 
2nd
MORE 46
NKENTUCKY 62
 
2nd
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
2nd
STJ 33
GAELS 39
 
2nd
ALA 45
STILL 29
 
2nd
HAMP 47
TENST 41
 
2nd
TENN 48
TENT 46
 
2nd
WMARY 77
WSHMD 39
 
Half
MERC 33
COOK 24
 
Half
FLGC 38
FUR 34
 
2nd
CALST 30
SDKST 30
 
1st
MTST 13
CHAT 12
 
1st
NDAK 15
DICKINSON 7
 
1st
LAMON 17
LSUALEX 17
 
1st
PRIN 30
LIP 19
 
1st
LAM 26
MLGN 15
 
1st
MINN 22
SEAT 15
 
1st
LOYC 17
SUTAH 7
 
1st
SELA 23
WINT 26
 
1st
SILL 17
NO 14
 
9:00pm Tonight
MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
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CREI
TXPA
 
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CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
2nd
NJD 2
TAM 1
 
1st Intermission
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
2nd
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st
WIN 1
BOS 0
 
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CAL
DAL