FC Dallas took care of business at home and came out with a 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps and moved into a tie for 3rd place in the Western Conference. Real Salt Lake remains the 3rd seed in the West via the tie breaker.
The win gives FC Dallas (15-11-7) 52 points on the season, equaling the club record for most points in a season, set during the 2006 season.
Brek Shea had a goal and assist on the night, increasing his amazing stats on the year and perhaps makeing a late re-newed case for himself as MVP. On the first goal, Shea headed on a Kevin Hartman outlet to an on-rushing Marvin Chavez who scored with curling shot past Joe Cannon.
For the second goal Shea was the beneficiary of some hard work by Ugo Ihemlu who headed down a loose ball the box for Shea to slam past Cannon.
Kevin Hartman was gain outstanding in net making several key saves. Harmtan fished the night with 4 saves, eaarning his 13 league leading shutout of the year.
Due to a yellow card Jackson received in the 2nd half he will now be suspended for the season final. Again testing coach Schellas Hyndman in terms of his "emotional intelligence," Jackson was instantly subbed out of the game.
FC Dallas is back in action this Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Pizza Hut Park when they face Toronto FC in its final Group Stage match of CONCACAF Champions League competition. That match is set to kick off at 7 p.m. CT and will be broadcast live on FOX Soccer.
DAL – Marvin Chavez (Brek Shea, Kevin Hartman) 35
DAL – Brek Shea 54
DAL – Marvin Chavez (caution; unsporting behavior) 38
DAL – Jackson (caution; reckless tackle) 54
FC Dallas -- Kevin Hartman, Jair Benitez, Ugo Ihemelu, George John, Zach Loyd, Brek Shea, Daniel Cruz (Andrew Jacobson 70), Daniel Hernandez, Ricardo Villar, Marvin Chavez (Fabian Castillo 70), Jackson (Maicon Santos 79).
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Seitz, Jack Stewart, Jeremy Hall, Bruno Guarda.
TOTAL SHOTS: 13 (Marvin Chavez 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Marvin Chavez 2); FOULS: 10 (Jackson 3); OFFSIDES: 4 (Jackson 3); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Ricardo Villar 2); SAVES: 4 (Kevin Hartman 4).
Vancouver Whitecaps FC – Joe Cannon, Michael Boxall, Jay DeMerit, Mustapha Jarju (Long Tan 57), John Thorrington, Jeb Brovsky, Nizar Khalfan, Shea Salinas (Alain Rochat 57), Jordan Harvey, Gershon Koffie, Camilo (Eric Hassli 69).
Substitutes Not Used: Peter Vagenas, Phillippe Davies, Omar Salgado, Jay Nolly.
TOTAL SHOTS: 6 (Nizar Khalfan 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 4 (Nizar Khalfan 2); FOULS: 19 (Gershon Koffie 4); OFFSIDES: 3 (Camilo 2); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Jordan Harvey, Camilo 1); SAVES: 3 (Joe Cannon 3).
Referee: Alex Prus
Referee’s Assistants: Adam Garner, Claudio Badea
4th Official: Mark Kadlecik
Time of Match: 1:52
Weather: Clear, 77 degrees