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Maxi Urruti’s brace lifts FC Dallas over New England 2-1

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Dallas finishes out the month of March with a home win.

MLS: New England Revolution at FC Dallas Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

In front of a sellout crowd of over 16,000, FC Dallas downed the New England Revolution 2-1 thanks to two second half goals from Maximiliano Urruti.

The win helps extend FC Dallas’ home opener unbeaten streak to eight games.

New England drew first blood ten minutes in on a penalty kick goal from Lee Nguyen. The penalty came from a foul on Cristian Colman on a New England corner kick.

Dallas tried to make a find an equalizer in the first half as they had six shots to New England’s three. The best chance for Dallas came in the 34th minute on a cross from Maynor Figueroa on the left wing. Figueroa found Roland Lamah in the middle of the box but his header was too high.

The equalizer finally came in the 71st minute for Dallas on a great long ball from Figueroa to Michael Barrios on the right side. Barrios made one touch into the penalty box where Cody Cropper came out and made a stop on the ball but only to see Urruti find the ball at the top of the box. Urruti took a touch wide before hammering it into the back of the net.

Urruti doubled his tally in the 76th on a ball from Hernan Grana. Urruti didn’t immediately get to the ball but he was able to pick Benjamin Angoua’s pocket before hitting a shot an tough angle to give Dallas the lead.

The Argentine forward nearly found his first hat trick in the 90th minute on a breakaway with Barrios. Urruti got the ball at the top of the box after Barrios drove the ball down the right sideline. Urruti took one turn around a defender but his shot was saved wide.

FC Dallas returns to action in two weeks as they wrap up their semifinal series in the CONCACAF Champions League against Pachuca on April 4.