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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Maximiliano Urruti (11')

FC Dallas piles on Toronto FC woe with early Max Urruti goal

FC Dallas players celebrate after scoring a goal against Toronto FC. USA Today Images

FC Dallas rode an early goal to a 1-0 win against MLS Cup holders Toronto FC on Friday night at BMO Field.

Oscar Pareja's team took the early lead when Max Urruti redirected a Kellyn Acosta shot past Clint Irwin in the 11th minute to make it 1-0.

Toronto should have been level minutes later, but Jesse Gonzalez kept out Sebastian Giovinco's spot kick after Matt Hedges fouled the Italian in the penalty area.

Urruti missed a golden chance to make it 2-0, heading wide of the far post in front of an open goal when Michael Barrios had set him up with a neat chip back across the six-yard box.

The hosts couldn't find a way through in the second half, with Gonzalez making several fine saves, including a stoppage time scoop in front of a wide-open goal when Toronto should have scored.

The loss sees Greg Vanney's banged-up team fall further adrift of the Eastern Conference leaders in a stuttering start to the 2018 campaign.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 15 +25 34
2 Seattle Sounders FC 13 +8 26
3 LA Galaxy 14 +2 25
4 Houston Dynamo 12 +7 23
5 Minnesota United FC 13 +3 21
6 Real Salt Lake 13 -1 19
7 FC Dallas 14 -1 18
8 Vancouver Whitecaps 15 -3 17
9 San Jose Earthquakes 12 -5 14
10 Portland Timbers 12 -6 14
11 Sporting Kansas City 11 0 11
12 Colorado Rapids 13 -12 8

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 DC United 15 +5 25
2 Philadelphia Union 14 +9 24
3 New York Red Bulls 14 +5 21
4 Montreal Impact 15 -6 21
5 Atlanta United FC 13 +3 20
6 New York City FC 12 +3 19
7 Toronto FC 12 +2 17
8 Chicago Fire 14 +3 17
9 Columbus Crew SC 15 -8 16
10 Orlando City SC 14 -2 15
11 New England Revolution 15 -17 13
12 FC Cincinnati 14 -14 11