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FC Dallas earns first shutout of 2014, a 0-0 draw at Real Salt Lake

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Chris Seitz had several good saves in goal while the offense struggled to generate any positive chances on goal.

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For the first time in 2014, FC Dallas has earned a shutout after a 0-0 draw on Saturday evening on the road at Real Salt Lake.

FC Dallas did however continue their winless streak, which now stands at seven games.

Real Salt Lake made a little history in the match as they moved to 6-0-6 on the season, matching the best start in league history with the 1996 LA Galaxy.

RSL had plenty of chances in this game from Javier Morales and company but none that were good enough to get by Chris Seitz.

Seitz was tested early by RSL. Morales sent in a free kick in the 8th minute to Cole Grossman, who headed it right at Seitz. The Dallas keeper made a stop on the ball but Grossman was able to get the rebound but Matt Hedges would head the ball off the goal line.

FC Dallas' best chance in the first half came 30 minutes into the match as a ball fell wide to Fabian Castillo after going off the head of Blas Perez and by Tesho Akindele, but the young Colombian struggled to get the ball on frame to test the RSL keeper.

Akindele had a solid chance at his second goal of the season in the second half. In the 52nd minute the rookie got a breakaway behind the RSL defense but the angle of the shot wasn't good enough to get by the RSL keeper.

Seitz was big in the second half when it matted most for FC Dallas. In the 86th minute on a Morales free kick, the veteran keeper punched the ball away and out of danger.

FC Dallas returns to action next Saturday as they go back home to Toyota Stadium to host the San Jose Earthquakes.