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    NY Red Bulls


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    Chivas USA





FC Dallas Stadium

Attendance: 20906

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FC Dallas

  • Zach Loyd 11'
  • Ricardo Villar 61'

2 - 1


New York Red Bulls

  • Kenny Cooper 78'

FC Dallas beats New York 2-1 in opener

FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Zach Loyd and Ricardo Villar scored to help

FC Dallas beat the New York Red Bulls 2-1 on Sunday in the

season opener for both teams.

Villar's goal in the 61st minute gave FC Dallas a 2-0 lead.

Villar got a through ball from Blas Perez and chipped it over

the head of Ryan Meara when the goalie came out of the box to

try and defend the shot.

New York's Kenny Cooper scored in the 78th minute with a shot

from the top right corner of the goalie's box.

The Red Bulls knocked FC Dallas out of the MLS Cup Playoffs last

season with a 2-0 win in a wild-card match on the road.

Loyd scored from 10 yards away in the 11th minute, sending a

shot into the left corner of the net. Perez assisted on the


Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, playing in his 16th MLS season,

finished with one save. Meara had four stops in his MLS debt.

The Red Bulls did not have a shot until the 44th minute when

Thierry Henry almost scored on a free kick (backslash)that hit

the right post. New York with 12 shots to 11 for Dallas.

FC Dallas forward David Ferreira, the 2010 MLS MVP, missed the

game with an injured right ankle. Ferreira missed most of the

2011 season after breaking his left ankle in the seventh game of

the season.

The game was the inaugural MLS broadcast on the NBC Network.

Scoring Summary

  • FC Dallas
  • New York Red Bulls
(78') Kenny Cooper

Match Stats

  • FC Dallas
  • New York Red Bulls
11(6) Shots (on goal) 12(2)
13 Fouls 11
2 Corner kicks 9
1 Offsides 2
36% Time of Possession 64%
1 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
1 Saves 4


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  • New York Red Bulls
Yellow Cards