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Thompson, Moor helps FC Dallas snap two-game skid

Jun 10, 2007 - 6:23 AM FRISCO, Texas (Ticker) -- Abe Thompson and Drew Moor scored second-half goals to lead FC Dallas to a 3-1 victory over the shorthanded Los Angeles Galaxy on Saturday.

Thompson blasted a penalty kick into the left side of the net in the 53rd minute and Moor added an insurance goal with a header in the 73rd minute as FC Dallas (6-5-1) snapped a two-game losing streak.

Thompson was tackled on the left side of the penalty area by the Galaxy's Ty Harden. He then beat goalkeeper Joe Cannon, who dove to the right side.

"Abe Thompson holds the ball up for us very well and works very hard," FC Dallas coach Steve Morrow said. "He was a valuable part of what we were trying to do tonight, getting (the ball) into Abe and having guys run off it. He took his penalty very well."

Moor then padded the lead by heading in a cross from Dax McCarty for a 3-1 cushion.

"It was a great ball from Dax (McCarty) and the keeper (Joe Cannon) didn't look like he could tell if he should come out or not," Moor said. "There were a couple of defenders that I was able to sneak in behind."

Juan Toja got FC Dallas on the board first in the 25th minute by hitting a low line drive from the left side of the penalty area that rolled into the right side of the goal.

Los Angeles then forged a 1-1 tie when Robbie Findley put home a rebound in the 41st minute but it was not enough to stop them from dropping its sixth straight in Texas.

"It was a great response," Galaxy midfielder Kyle Martino. "It was the first time we got the ball down and started to move it. The mood after that was great. We were flying around and doing all the things we should have been doing from the start of the game."

Los Angeles, was playing without key players Landon Donovan and Chris Albright. Donovan is playing for the U.S. national team in the CONCACAF Gold Cup while defender Chris Albright has a torn hamstring.

The Galaxy (1-4-3) lost in part because only three of their 13 shots were on goal, while Dallas had six of their 10 shots on target. Cannon made three saves; Dallas' Dario Sala stopped two.

"We're having a rough stretch right now," Martino said. "It seems like everyone has that attitude when someone scores first or we miss some good chances, it's like here we go again. We have some confidence issues and are doubting that we're a good team right now. Everyone is disappointed."








  • MLS
    LOS ANGELES 1
    FC DALLAS 3 FINAL

    Jun 9 10:28 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    LOS ANGELES 1
    FC DALLAS 3
    FC DALLAS GOAL: Drew Moor in the 73rd minute

    Galaxy vs. FC DallasJun 9 10:07 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
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    FC DALLAS 2
    FC DALLAS PENALTY GOAL: Abe Thompson in the 53rd minute

    Galaxy vs. FC DallasJun 9 9:49 PM


  • MLS
    LOS ANGELES 1
    FC DALLAS 1 HALFTIME

    Jun 9 9:24 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    LOS ANGELES 1
    FC DALLAS 1
    LOS ANGELES GOAL: Robbie Findley in the 41st minute

    Galaxy vs. FC DallasJun 9 9:20 PM


  • MLS UPDATE
    LOS ANGELES 0
    FC DALLAS 1
    FC DALLAS GOAL: Juan Toja in the 24th minute

    Galaxy vs. FC DallasJun 9 9:01 PM