Stoppage time penalty helps FC Dallas tie Seattle

Stoppage time penalty helps FC Dallas tie Seattle

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Stoppage time penalty helps FC Dallas tie Seattle


FC Dallas delivered another late-game comeback at Pizza Hut Park, and an officiating decision was at the heart of another Dallas equalizer.

In the final minute of second-half stoppage time, referee Terry Vaughn awarded a penalty for an alleged foul on rookie Jason Yeisley, who appeared to trip over the legs of Seattle defenders Jhon Kennedy Hurtado and Nelson Gonzalez. FC Dallas striker Jeff Cunningham converted his second penalty of the match to give Dallas a 2-2 tie against the Sounders.

Dallas (0-1-3) started the match well, taking the lead an a Cunningham penalty he drew after being fouled by Kasey Keller in the penalty area. Seattle responded with a pair of quality goals, a right-footed curler from Steve Zakuani, and a 40-yard free kick blast from Fredy Montero.

Seattle (2-1-2) appeared to have the points wrapped up before the dubious penalty call. Three weeks early, FC Dallas benefited from an uncalled handball on Eric Avila, who buried an equalizing goal just seconds later to help FC Dallas tie the Columbus Crew.

What did you think of the match? Impressed with Montero's goal, or think Dario Sala should have done better? Agree with the equalizing penalty call?

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