Goals Returned For FC Dallas, But The Winless Run Continues After The 3-3 Draw With LA Galaxy

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Two goals from Blas Perez and one from Matt Hedges end the scoreless run at 464 minutes.

FC Dallas entered the game against the LA Galaxy looking to end two draughts but unfortunately the winless run has been extended to 10 games after the 3-3 draw.

The two teams traded goals on the night as LA got a hat trick from Landon Donovan while Dallas picked up all three goals from set pieces as Blas Perez scored two and Matt Hedges picked up the other.

Dallas would end their franchise-worst scoring draught 15 minutes into the match when David Ferreira sent in a corner kick to Andrew Jacobson, whose header down in front of the Galaxy goal was hammered in by Hedges. The goal ended Dallas' scoreless streak at 464 minutes, which is the 7th longest streak in MLS history.

Dallas continued to press following the goal, earning multiple corner kicks and chances on goal.

LA would respond around the half hour mark of the first half. Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane began to get in behind the defense a little more. Juninho put in a couple shots from outside the 18-yard box that Dallas keeper Chris Seitz easily handled.

In the 37th minute Jackson nearly found the back of the net for Dallas. His shot outside of the 18-yard box had a lot of bend to it and it forced LA keeper Carlo Cudicini to make a save.

Right before the halftime whistle Keane sent in a long ball over the top of the Dallas defense, which forced Seitz to come off his line. Donovan beat Seitz to the ball with a header and then finished the goal off to tie the game up.

The second half got started with a bang for Dallas as Michel came on for Andrew Jacobson and immediately made an impact on a set piece. His free kick in the 48th minute to Perez gave Dallas their second lead of the night. Perez was easily offside on the goal but the two officials were too out of position to make the call.

The goal was Perez's seventh of the season.

LA pressed for the equalizer again and nearly got on the board in the 58th minute with Homegrown forward Gyasi Zardes. The rookie forward for free in the Dallas penalty box with a nice cut and took a rip on goal that was kicked out by Seitz.

The Galaxy eventually would find their equalizer in the 74th minute, when Donovan took a rip from outside of the 18-yard box. Donovan was completely unmarked on the play as he took a chest pass from Marcelo Sarvas to set himself up for his second goal of the game.

Less than ten minutes later Donovan would complete his hat trick on the night in the 82nd minute. The goal came on a play where Dallas struggled to clear the ball out of the penalty box and Donovan made them pay for it.

Dallas would respond with another set piece from Michel in the 86th minute. The Brazilian sent the ball into the box only to see LA clear it out to Perez whose volley beat Cudicini to tie the game back up.

The 10 game winless run is now the tied for the second longest in club history. FC Dallas returns to action next week as they travel to Portland.

(More from this game coming up)

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