MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Vancouver|
(Sunday, July 27, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 2, Vancouver 2
Vancouver, BC (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Dallas and Vancouver Whitecaps FC
shared the spoils on Sunday as the Western Conference rivals played to a
thrilling 2-2 draw at BC Place.
Darren Mattocks and newly-minted captain Pedro Morales found the back of the
net for the Whitecaps, who managed a third consecutive draw in league play,
while Michel and Blas Perez scored for FCD, which extended its unbeaten run to
Mattocks opened the scoring for the hosts after just 11 minutes when he ran in
behind the Dallas defense to chase down a well-placed through ball from
Gershon Koffie and the Jamaican international slid it past FCD goalkeeper Raul
Fernandez with ease.
But FCD drew level in the 29th minute when Perez collected a loose ball in the
penalty area following a header from Zach Loyd that rattled the crossbar.
Perez smashed it home on the half-volley for his sixth goal of the season.
The visitors then took the lead six minutes before the break when Carlyle
Mitchell was whistled for a handball in the box, resulting in a penalty kick
which Michel dispatched with ease for the 2-1 lead at the break.
The home side was awarded a penalty of its own in the 53rd minute after FCD
defender Moises Hernandez was called for a handball by referee Kevin Stott,
who quickly pointed to the spot.
Morales stepped up and calmly ripped it into the bottom right corner of the
net, leaving Fernandez with no chance for a save as the sides earned a point
The result sees FCD improve to 30 points, level with Colorado for third place
in the West, while Vancouver jump into fifth place with 28 points.
07/27 19:46:20 ET