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Revolution holds off FC Dallas

Apr 29, 2007 - 11:39 PM FRISCO, Texas (Ticker) -- The New England Revolution got their revenge against FC Dallas.

Taylor Twellman scored the lone goal of the game and Matt Reis made two saves as the Revolution picked up a 1-0 victory.

Last season, Dallas topped New England, 4-0, at Pizza Hut Park, scoring all four tallies in the first 20 minutes of the game. It was the worst loss of the season for the eventual MLS Cup finalists.

"It feels good, although I would rather have won our last game here (last year's MLS Cup Final), but we came away with three points and we beat a good team at their place," New England midfielder Steve Ralston said. "It was a great result for us."

Twellman's league-leading fourth goal came in the 13th minute. It was a remarkable performance from the MLS All-Star, who had been ill during the week.

"I was sick all week, so I was dealing with just half a tank today," Twellman said. "I should have been a better option up front for the boys, but it was a matter of me having to fight through it."

After being taken down at midfield by FC Dallas' Chris Gbandi, the forward recovered and raced down the right side. Just 10 yards from the goal, Twellman received a pass from Steve Ralston and sent a shot into the right side of the net past goalkeeper Shaka Hislop.

Dallas players wanted an offside call on the play, but the goal stood.

"I wasn't offside. If I had been, the linesman's flag would have gone up and it didn't," Twellman said. "It was just a matter of getting in the right spot at the right time."

It was the 79th goal of Twellman's career, moving him into a tie for seventh place with Preki among the MLS' all-time goal scorers.

The assist was Ralston's third of the season.

Dallas' best chance to even the score came in the 57th minute, but Ramon Nunez's shot was turned away by Reis.

Hislop made six saves for FC Dallas.

"I thought we defended well against (FC Dallas) and we got a great goal from Taylor," New England coach Steve Nicol said. "It was a win away from home and we can't be disappointed with that."

FC Dallas suffered its third shutout in its last four outings, including two in a row at home.

"Obviously, it's a concern when our forwards are having a hard time scoring," FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow said. "The whole team has to take responsibility for going forward, scoring goals and defending. I'm not going to single any one individual out."

New England (2-1-1) finished with seven shots on goal compared to two by Dallas (2-3-1), which was playing its second match in four days.








  • MLS UPDATE
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0 FINAL

    GOAL SCORING:
    NEW ENGLAND - Taylor Twellman in the 13th minute
    FC DALLAS - NONE

    CAUTIONS:
    NEW ENGLAND - Avery John in the 5th minute
    - James Riley in the 51st minute
    - Steve Ralston in the 53rd minute
    FC DALLAS - Carlos Ruiz in the 42nd minute

    LINEUPS:

    NEW ENGLAND

    Apr 29 5:44 PM


  • MLS CORRECTION
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0
    FC DALLAS SUBSTITUTION: Dominic Oduro for Aaron Pitchkolan
    in the 45th minute

    Apr 29 5:44 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0 FINAL

    GOAL SCORING:
    NEW ENGLAND - Taylor Twellman in the 13th minute
    FC DALLAS - NONE

    CAUTIONS:
    NEW ENGLAND - Avery John in the 5th minute
    - James Riley in the 51st minute
    - Steve Ralston in the 53rd minute
    FC DALLAS - Carlos Ruiz in the 42nd minute

    LINEUPS:

    NEW ENGLAND

    Apr 29 5:38 PM


  • MLS
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0 FINAL

    Apr 29 5:00 PM


  • MLS
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0 HALFTIME

    Apr 29 3:54 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    NEW ENGLAND 1
    FC DALLAS 0
    NEW ENGLAND GOAL: Taylor Twellman in the 13th minute

    Revolution vs. FC DallasApr 29 3:20 PM