FC Dallas 1, Whitecaps FC 0
Julian De Guzman scored in stoppage time to give FC Dallas a 1-0
win over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night.
FC Dallas (9-12-9) now trails the Whitecaps (10-12-7) by one
point with the two clubs battling for the final playoff spot in the
Western Conference. Vancouver has played one less game this season
than FC Dallas, which won the season series 2-0-1.
Guzman fired a left-footed volley from 20 yards away, finding
the bottom left corner of the net in the sixth and final minute of
extra time for his first goal of the season. Guzman was acquired
from Toronto on July 13.
FC Dallas failed to capitalize on a penalty kick in the 16th
after Vancouver goalkeeper Brad Knighton made a diving save to
knock away David Ferreira’s right-footed shot at the left corner of
Dallas was awarded the attempt after Vancouver defender Martin
Bonjour was called for a reckless foul on Matt Hedges. Ferreira
almost scored again in the 41st after he took a cross from Brek
Shea at the top of the goalie’s box and fired a shot that bounced
off the crossbar.
Less than a minute later, Knighton made a save to stop a
right-footed volley from Shea.
Vancouver’s only shot on goal came in the 84th after John
Thorrington took control of a loose ball and fired a left-footed
shot from less than five yards away, which was stopped by Dallas
goalie Kevin Hartman.
The Whitecaps were shut out for the fourth time in five