Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - Blas Perez's second goal of the night four
minutes from time saved a point for FC Dallas on Sunday in a wild 3-3 draw with
the Los Angeles Galaxy at FC Dallas Stadium.
Matt Hedges struck first for FC Dallas, while Perez accounted for the other two
goals, but the result still leaves the home side searching for a way to snap
their nine-match winless run.
Landon Donovan accounted for all three Los Angeles tallies, but the Galaxy
remain winless in three of their last four matches.
The hosts struck first 15 minutes into the match when David Ferreira whipped a
corner kick into the Los Angeles penalty area which caught Galaxy goalkeeper
Carlo Cudicini off his line and Hedges was able to nod it home to snap FCD's
five-match goalless drought.
But the two-time defending champs drew level on the stroke of halftime when
Robbie Keane played a fantastic ball over the top for Donovan, who took a touch
and smashed it into the net.
After the break, FC Dallas grabbed the lead in the 48th minute when second-half
substitute Michel hit a left-footed free kick into the box and Perez got on the
end of it to knock it past Cudicini.
Donovan's second tally of the match materialized in the 73rd minute when Hector
Jimenez chested down an errant clearance by FC Dallas and he jumped on a loose
ball in the box and easily fired it into the bottom right corner.
Donovan completed his hat trick eight minutes from time when defender Todd
Dunivant launched a long throw-in into the box and the ball fell kindly to his
feet for the easy goal and a 3-2 lead.
But it was the home side that got the last laugh four minutes later when a free
kick from Michel was cleared off the line, but Perez was there to hammer it
home on the volley for his second goal of the night.
The result sees the Galaxy (10-9-4) move into fifth place in the Western
Conference on 34 points, while FC Dallas (8-6-9) stays in seventh place in the
West with 33 points.
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