FC Dallas 2, Real Salt Lake 0

Jackson scored a second-half goal and assisted on assisted on

another in FC Dallas’ 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday


Jackson scored in the 81st minute after he stole the ball from

goalkeeper Josh Saunders outside of the goalie’s box and tapped a

shot into the center of the net. Saunders dribbled out of the net

attempting to make a clearance before Jackson came around the left

side to make the steal.

In the 71st minute, Jackson helped give FC Dallas the lead with

a volley over the head of Salt Lake’s Lovel Palmer. Fabian Castillo

took possession of the pass outside the penalty area before

dribbling around Palmer and firing a shot from about 15 yards into

the left corner of the net. FC Dallas is 3-0 at home this season

and 3-1-0 for the season. Real Salt Lake dropped to 1-2-1.

Dallas defender Matt Hedges saved a goal in the 77th minute when

he cleared a loose ball to protect an open net and prevent Salt

Lake’s Devon Sandoval from scoring. Sandoval would have had a clear

shot from inside of 10 yards with Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz on

the ground after making a diving save on a shot by Robbie


Seitz finished with three saves for his first shutout since Aug.

29, 2009, when he was in net for Real Salt Lake in its 1-0 over

Sporting Kansas City.

Both teams were short-handed with players called up for

international duty, including the stating goalkeepers for each

team. Salt Lake was without five starters as Tony Beltran (U.S.),

Kyle Beckerman (U.S.), Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica), Abdoulie

Mansally (Gambia) and goalkeeper Nick Rimando (U.S.). Dallas played

without starting goalkeeper Raul Fernandez (Peru) and Blas Perez


Jackson almost scored his first goal in the 57th minute when he

fired a right-footed shot on a breakaway, but Saunders made a

two-handed stop.