FC Dallas 1, Revolution 0
Kevin Hartman got his 100th career shutout and Martin Chavez
scored in the 69th minute to give FC Dallas a 1-0 win over the New
England Revolution on Saturday night.
The 37-year-old Hartman, in his 15th MLS season, needed to make
just two saves for his league-leading seventh shutout of the
season. Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando is second in MLS with 79.
The win extended Dallas’ unbeaten streak to nine (6-0-3), six of
which have been shutouts, and solidified its second-place position
in the Western Conference standings.
The Revolution lost their third straight game and are winless in
six road games, with two ties.
After Dallas failed to convert numerous chances in the first
hour-plus, Chavez finally broke through with an outstanding
After receiving a lead ball from Fabian Castillo, Chavez charged
down the right side and managed to slip around Revolution defender
A.J. Soares about a yard from the end line.
Approaching the right post at a sharp angle, Chavez slotted a
hard, low shot between goalkeeper Matt Reis and the goalpost for
his first goal of the season.
Chavez had a chance to make it 2-0 in the 88th minute, but Reis
made a spectacular diving stop on his 20-yard blast.