Perez scores in 88th, FC Dallas tops Toronto FC 2-1

FC Dallas vs. Toronto FC

Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz (18) makes a save against Toronto FC during the first half at Toyota Stadium on April 19, 2014. (Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports)

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Associated Press

Posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 19 at 10:05 PM

FRISCO  (AP) — Second-half substitute Blas Perez scored in the 88th minute to lift FC Dallas a 2-1 victory over Toronto FC on Saturday night.

Perez entered in the 70th minute for David Texeira and scored his third goal of the season when the ball fell to his feet 3 yards from the goal line following a long ball in.

The Panamanian rifled the shot off Toronto goalkeeper Julio Cesar's right foot and into the net to give Dallas (5-1-1) an MLS-best 16 points.

Dallas set a franchise record with 16 corners in the game, scoring its first goal from one of the set pieces in the 36th minute when Matt Hedges headed in a Michel corner.

Toronto (3-3-0) opened the scoring in the 21st minute when Issey Nakajima-Farran one-timed a second-chance effort past Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz, with the ball glancing slightly off Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson on the way.

 

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