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FC Dallas earns road point despite two PKs and a red card

8/14/2011

FC Dallas overcame two penalty kicks and a red card to earn a road point on goals by Maicon Santos and Brek Shea at Philadelphia Union on Saturday night.

Santos opened the scoring in the 16th minute after pouncing on a miscue by Carlos Valdes to then loft a ball over the Union net minder. Sebastien Le Toux scored the first Philly PK after Justin Mapp and Ugo Ihemelu got tangled up and went down in the box.

Brek Shea grabbed the 2nd FCD goal after Santos and Marvin Chavez combed for a shot Chavez put off the post. A charging Shea grabbed the rebound.

George John got a 2nd caution in the 80th minute putting FCD down a man. Union capitalized in the 84th minute when Jackson fouled Gabriel Farfan in the box and Le Toux notched his second PK of the night.

With the point, FC Dallas maintains its hold on second place in the Western Conference with a 12-6-7 (43 points) mark, while Philadelphia is also second in the Eastern Conference at 8-5-10 (34 points).

Scoring Summary:

DAL -- Maicon Santos 7 (unassisted) 16

PHI -- Sebastien Le Toux 2 (penalty kick) 33

DAL -- Brek Shea 10 (unassisted) 47+

PHI -- Sebastien Le Toux 3 (penalty kick) 84

FC Dallas -- Kevin Hartman, Zach Loyd, George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Marvin Chavez (Andrew Jacobson 82), Bruno Guarda (Daniel Cruz 71), Ricardo Villar, Daniel Hernandez (Jackson 67), Brek Shea, Maicon Santos.

Substitutes Not Used: Eric Alexander, Ruben Luna, Bobby Warshaw, Chris Seitz.

TOTAL SHOTS: 11 (Brek Shea 4); FOULS: 12 (Zach Loyd 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Marvin Chavez 2); CORNER KICKS: 2 (Ricardo Villar 2); SAVES: 4 (Kevin Hartman 4).

Philadelphia Union -- Faryd Mondragon, Sheanon Williams, Danny Califf, Carlos Valdes, Gabriel Farfan, Justin Mapp (Keon Daniel 79), Freddy Adu (Danny Mwanga 62), Brian Carroll, Veljko Paunovic, Sebastien Le Toux, Jack McInerney (Roger Torres 73).

Substitutes Not Used: Michael Farfan, Stefani Miglioranzi, Amobi Okugo, Zac MacMath.

TOTAL SHOTS: 9 (Sebastien Le Toux 4); FOULS: 14 (Veljko Paunovic 5); OFFSIDES: 4 (Sebastien Le Toux 2); CORNER KICKS: 10 (Sebastien Le Toux 6); SAVES: 4 (Faryd Mondragon 4).

Misconduct Summary:

DAL -- George John (caution; Reckless Foul) 24

PHI -- Freddy Adu (caution; Reckless Tackle) 27

DAL -- Maicon Santos (caution; Dissent) 56

PHI -- Jack McInerney (caution; Reckless Tackle) 68

DAL -- George John (ejection; Second Caution) 80

Referee: Geoff Gamble

Referee's Assistants: -Daniel Belleau; Eric Proctor

4th Official: Drew Fischer

Time of Game: 1:56

Weather: Cloudy-and-79-degrees

Attendance: 18,811