FC Dallas 2, Whitecaps FC 0

Marvin Chavez and Brek Shea scored to help FC Dallas beat the

Vancouver Whitecaps 2-0 on Saturday night in Major League

Soccer.

Dallas improved to 15-11-7 to match the 2006 team mark for

points in a season with 52.

Chavez opened the scoring in the 35th minute with his sixth

goal, and Shea added his 11th of the year in the 54th minute. Kevin

Hartman had the shutout for Dallas for MLS-leading 15th victory of

the season. He also earned an assist on Chavez’s goal, the

goalkeeper’s first in his 15-year-old MLS career.

”In the first half, we were giving the ball away a little bit

too easily,” Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman said. ”In the second

half, I thought we did a much better job with that. I think their

guys got a little tired chasing. I’m real pleased with the win,

scoring two goals and getting a shutout.

”I thought it was a chippy game, but I thought we created some

nice opportunities for ourselves and seemed to be playing with a

little bit more confidence.”

Vancouver dropped to 6-17-10.

”I think, obviously, Dallas was a step ahead of us in a lot of

aspects of the game today,” Vancouver defender Jeb Brovsky said.

”It’s very disappointing to be honest. I think we didn’t come out

with the same foot forward as we did in BC Place the last two

games, so it’s real disappointing.”