Late Ihemelu goal gives FC Dallas win over Revolution

Late Ihemelu goal gives FC Dallas win over Revolution

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Late Ihemelu goal gives FC Dallas win over Revolution


Ugo Ihemelu (Getty Images)


The New England Revolution looked destined to extend their unbeaten streak to three games, but a goal in the dying seconds of their match against FC Dallas made sure that was not the case.

Ugo Ihemelu headed home a free kick from Zach Loyd in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to give FC Dallas a 1-0 win at FC Dallas Stadium on Thursday night.

Ihemelu rose up to meet the ball on the play and headed it to the far post past a helpess Matt Reis to grab his first goal of the season and improve Dallas to 2-2-1.

Neither team created much in the way of chances prior to the last-gasp goal, with Brek Shea perhaps coming closest on a play in the second half when he took a shot from inside the penalty area was parried away by Reis.

Having just come off a big road win over the Los Angeles Galaxy and playing without Benny Feilhaber and Kevin Alston, the Revolution had trouble in the early going with the marauding runs of Fabian Castillo.

Eventually, the visitors settled down and appeared ready to claim a point with a gritty defensive effort. An extended period of stoppage time changed that, though, as Ihemelu made no mistake on his headed effort from close range.

What do you think of FC Dallas' win? Think the game should have been over before the free kick? Still like what you've seen from the Revolution these last three games?

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