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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

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Toronto 0-1 Dallas: Birthday boy Gonzalez seals Dallas win - Via MLS (4:05)

Jesse Gonzalez's clean sheet in his first game of the season helped FC Dallas defeat Toronto 1-0, and move them to four straight games unbeaten. (4:05)

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 FC Dallas 23 +7 42
2 Sporting Kansas City 23 +12 39
3 LAFC 24 +8 39
4 LA Galaxy 25 +6 37
5 Portland Timbers 22 +4 37
6 Real Salt Lake 25 -9 35
7 Vancouver Whitecaps 24 -9 33
8 Seattle Sounders FC 23 0 32
9 Minnesota United FC 24 -10 29
10 Houston Dynamo 23 +5 27
11 Colorado Rapids 24 -9 24
12 San Jose Earthquakes 23 -10 16

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 24 +22 48
2 New York Red Bulls 23 +22 47
3 New York City FC 24 +17 47
4 Columbus Crew SC 24 +2 39
5 Philadelphia Union 23 -7 30
6 Montreal Impact 25 -10 30
7 New England Revolution 23 0 29
8 DC United 21 -2 24
9 Orlando City SC 24 -20 23
10 Toronto FC 23 -5 23
11 Chicago Fire 25 -14 23

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