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Revolution 1, FC Dallas 0
FRISCO, Texas (AP) _ Taylor Twellman’s goal in the 13th minute was all the New England Revolution needed to beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Sunday.
Twellman fired a half-volley from 12 yards away into the right corner of the net for his fourth goal of the season. Steve Ralston set up the score by crossing a pass from the right flank, Twellman’s goal tied him with Preki for seventh place in MLS history with 79 goals.
Abe Thompson had an open look at the New England goal in the closing seconds of the game from inside of 10 yards, but his shot hit the right side of the net.
Twellman’s goal was the only shot for the Revolution (2-1-1) during the first 35 minutes of play, for the game FCD outshot New England 19-14. Twellman also had a goal nullified in the 54th minute when he was ruled offside.
Revolution goalie Matt Reis finished with two saves for his second shutout of the season, FC Dallas goalie Shaka Hislop finished the game with six saves.
With the loss, FC Dallas (2-3-1) has been shutout in consecutive home games for the first time since 2004.
In the 65th minute, Reis made a diving save to his right side to punch away Ramon Nunez’s volley from 25 yards.
Reis also made a sliding save in the 21st minute to deflect a shot by Kenny Cooper from the top of the goalie’s box.
New England had struggled in its recent visits to Pizza Hut Park. The Revolution lost in the MLS Cup the past two seasons at the stadium and set an MLS record for the most goals in the shortest amount of time after they allowed four goals in the first 19 minutes in a 4-0 loss to FC Dallas on May 20, 2006, in their only regular-season game at Pizza Hut Park last season.