Sep 14, 2014 at 1.30am UK at ‚ÄčPizza Hut Park
Dallas
2-1
VancouverVancouver Whitecaps
Perez (20', 78')
FT(HT: 1-0)
Hurtado (67')
Waston (29'), Teibert (45'), Harvey (89')

Result: Blas Perez brace secures Dallas win over Vancouver Whitecaps

Result: Perez brace secures Dallas win
Blas Perez scores a brace to fire Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps in their MLS clash on Saturday.

A brace from Blas Perez was enough to fire Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps which keeps them in the hunt for the MLS playoffs.

The Whitecaps were presented with a clear-cut chance to take the lead when Mehdi Ballouchy played a through ball for Darren Mattocks, but the striker scuffed his effort with only Raul Fernandez to beat.

Mattocks paid for this miss as Dallas took the lead in style, with Perez looping a volley from an unlikely angle over David Ousted and into the net.

Vancouver nearly brought themselves level when Mauro Rosales drilled a free kick at goal left, but Fernandez was alert to the danger and was able to beat the ball clear.

Tesho Akindele should have doubled the home side's lead when he latched onto Fabian Castillo's cutback after a brilliant run by the winger, but he could not make decent contact with the ball to turn it goalwards.

In the second half, Ousted kept his side in the game with a diving save to deny Castillo as the midfielder turned his man down the left and unleashed a vicious shot which was bound for the bottom corner.

The Whitecaps came close to an equaliser as they built on good work from Sebastian Fernandez, who raided into the box and squared for Erik Hurtado, but his powerful effort went inches over the bar.

Hurtado did find the back of the net to bring his side level minutes later as he latched on a Rosales pass to fire a shot on the half-volley past Fernandez.

However, Dallas scored the winning goal in the 77th minute as a free kick into the box by Michel caused havoc in the penalty area, and Perez was on hand to blast the ball into the net past a stranded Ousted.

Fabian Castillo on November 11, 2012
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