Set Pieces Help Guide FC Dallas over Toronto FC 2-1

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A late Blas Perez goal was the difference.

FC Dallas got two goals off set pieces on Saturday night as they earned their fifth win of the season, a 2-1 decision over Toronto FC.

Blas Perez returned from two weeks of rest to score in the 88th minute off a Michel free kick. Stephen Keel headed down the initial ball from Michel to Matt Hedges who poked it through to Perez. The goal was Perez's third of the season.

The first Dallas goal came late in the first half off another set piece, a corner kick from Michel. Hedges made a near post run on the play and beat Toronto defender Mark Bloom to the ball. The header sailed past Toronto keeper Julio Cesar. It was also Hedges' second goal of the season.

Toronto got on the board first in this one with a goal from Issy Nakajima-Farran. Toronto had a corner kick in the 21st minute of the match that was poorly cleared out of the penalty box by Dallas. Former FCD midfielder Jackson played Nakajima-Farran through in the box and the Canadian midfielder slotted home a rebounded shot by Chris Seitz.

Dallas controlled the possession and free kick chances in this one. On the night, the Hoops earned a team-record 16 corner kicks. The old record of 14 was set back in 2001.

The win pushes Dallas to 16 points on the season with a 5-1-1 record. The schedule picks for Dallas however as they go on the road five times out of their next eight matches including next week's trip to our nation's capital against D.C. United.

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