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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 Sporting Kansas City 16 +15 32
2 FC Dallas 15 +7 29
3 LAFC 15 +7 27
4 Real Salt Lake 16 -10 23
5 Vancouver Whitecaps 17 -8 23
6 Portland Timbers 13 +2 22
7 Houston Dynamo 15 +7 21
8 LA Galaxy 15 -1 20
9 Minnesota United FC 15 -10 16
10 Seattle Sounders FC 14 -7 12
11 Colorado Rapids 15 -9 12
12 San Jose Earthquakes 16 -7 11

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Atlanta United FC 16 +14 33
2 New York Red Bulls 15 +17 29
3 New York City FC 15 +10 28
4 Columbus Crew SC 18 +4 27
5 New England Revolution 16 +4 24
6 Philadelphia Union 16 -1 21
7 Chicago Fire 17 -5 20
8 Orlando City SC 16 -9 19
9 Montreal Impact 17 -11 18
10 Toronto FC 14 -4 15
11 DC United 12 -5 10

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