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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.

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