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FC Dallas extends unbeaten run to seven games with a 1-0 win over Chivas USA

The loan goal came from rookie Tesho Akindele.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas didn't play pretty on Sunday evening in Southern California but it didn't matter as they left with a 1-0 win over Chivas USA.

FCD got a second half goal from rookie Tesho Akindele to snap a eight game winless run on the road this season. The win also happens to extend their current unbeaten run to seven games.

There wasn't a lot in the first half for either side. Both teams traded possession but not a lot of chances on goal despite Oscar Pareja making a couple changes to the lineup from last week's draw in Vancouver including adding Andres Escobar and Fabian Castillo back into the midfield.

FC Dallas got their first breakthrough in the 49th as Moises Hernandez won a ball at midfield. He would pick out Castillo up the field who would play Blas Perez a good ball into the penalty box. The veteran would place the ball across the goal to the run of Akindele for his fourth goal of the season.

FCD nearly doubled their lead two minutes later with Castillo again making a darting run up the left side of the field. Castillo got by his defender far up the field but opted to try to play a bit too unselfishly once he got into the penalty box and a recovering Chivas defender would break up the play.

Chivas had their best chance in the 76th minute with a cross from Donny Toia into the penalty box. As the ball arrived several players including keeper Raul Fernandez jumped up for it. The Dallas keeper got a finger on the ball but was unable to hold on to it, lucky for FCD the ball was quickly cleared away.

Fernandez would end the game with four saves as he helped earn the club's fourth shutout of the season.

Castillo nearly gave FCD an insurance goal in the first minute of stoppage time. The young Colombian dribbled through six Chivas defenders before playing a give-and-go with Akindele at the top of the penalty box. As Castillo broke free on the pass his dribble around Chivas keeper Dan Kennedy was a good one but the shot was unfortunately not as it hit off the post.

FC Dallas returns to action next weekend as they host Oscar Pareja's former club, the Colorado Rapids at Toyota Stadium.