It took 70 minutes but FC Dallas finally broke the deadlock.
After a whiff at a free kick to break Fabian Castillo free behind the Chivas USA defense, it was a second chance that did it in the end for David Ferreira. The former MVP sent the second attempt back over the Chivas defense that Jackson Goncalves ran on to behind the defense, beat keeper Tim Melia with his knee for the game's first goal.
It was Jackson's forth goal of the season while Ferreira picked up his eighth assist on the year.
The game had been wide open for Dallas to take the lead for several minutes. Between Ferreira, Castillo, Jackson and Perez, Dallas had plenty of chance.
A few minutes later, in the 80th minute Castillo would find another opportunity as Ferreira slit a perfect ball on the near side line to Castillo who hammered home the shot for his sixth goal of the season. The assist was Ferreira's ninth of the year.