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Mauro Diaz lights up New England Revolution in 3-0 win for FC Dallas

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Mauro Diaz and Fabian Castillo are the difference makers as FC Dallas wins a second straight game.

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FC Dallas make sure plenty of fireworks went off on the Fourth of July with a 3-0 win Saturday night over the New England Revolution.

Dallas got the festivities started early with a goal in the ninth minute from Mauro Diaz. The Argentine playmaker scored off a free kick, just outside the penalty box after former FC Dallas Homegrown London Woodberry brought down David Texeira. Diaz would slot the free kick under the New England wall and past Bobby Shuttleworth.

FCD would continue to dominate the first half in terms of possession and shots on New England but were unable to double their lead before the halftime whistle.

The Revs would get one chance in the first half as Richardson, TX native Lee Nguyen would get a chance 20 yards out but Dan Kennedy would be equal to the shot to help build on his shutout performance.

Diaz would be big in the second half for Dallas as he would set up the second goal of the night in the 64th minute. Diaz would steal the ball from Jose Goncalves outside the penalty box. He would then cross the ball in the box for the run of Fabian Castillo who would hit a one time shot on Shuttleworth. The Revs keeper would make a diving save but the rebound would come back out to Castillo who then put it home for the game's second goal.

Dallas would get a third goal less than ten minutes later in the 73rd minute to ice the game as newcomer Michael Barrios would score his first MLS goal. Diaz again would be the big playmaker in this one as he would slot a pass that would split two defenders for the run of Barrios. The Colombian would only need a single touch to find his first goal of the season.

FC Dallas goes back out on the road next weekend as they visit MLS expansion side Orlando City.