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March 17, 2013 1:10 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 15623‎
 

FC Dallas 3-2 Houston Dynamo: Controverisal Cooper goal grabs big win for Hoops

The former Red Bulls man appeared to use his arm, but no whistle came and he knocked home the late winner after FC Dallas lost a two-goal lead.

By Keith Hickey

David Ferreira, Fabian Castillo, Jonathan Top, FC Dallas, MLS
Jeff Vinnick
FC Dallas grabbed a 3-2 win over Texas rival Houston Dynamo, with Kenny Cooper getting a controversial winner after Houston had fought back from a two-goal hole to equalize at FC Dallas Stadium.

Dallas left its cross-state rival stunned with two set-piece goals scored in quick succession after the half hour mark. For the first, George John had the last touch when Houston defender Bobby Boswell headed Michel's free kick into the back of his head.

Mere moments later, midfielder Andrew Jacobson stabbed home David Ferreira's corner to give the home side a 2-0 lead in the 35th minute.

The goals punished Houston for failing to capitalize on a golden chance moments earlier. Giles Barnes had an opportunity to play the ball from the right to Will Bruin for a simple tap-in, but he instead elected to shoot from an angle, and Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez made the easy save.

Houston managed to claw one back in the 79th minute. Kofi Sarkodie won the ball from Michel deep inside the box and crossed to newcomer Andrew Driver, who buried his shot for his first MLS goal.

The Dynamo struck again soon after to restore parity. Brad Davis pounced on the rebound after Fernandez came off his line to meet Driver's low cross but failed to collect the ball.

Dallas came back with a vengeance and a fairytale ending. Cooper got away with what appeared to be a handball when he received a high ball inside the penalty area, but he kept on playing and touched his shot past Dynamo goalkeeper Tally Hall for the 90t- minute winner.

The win was just Dallas' fourth in 20 regular-season meetings with the Dynamo. Houston, meanwhile, awaits word on a potential injury to Bruin, who limped off in the 49th minute.


FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jair Benítez
Defender
73′
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
81′
 - 
14
George John
Defender
34′
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
36′
 - 
-
D. Ferreira
Striker
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
 - 
33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
90′ 91′ 92′
 - 

Houston Dynamo

 - 
1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
8
 - 
26
Corey Ashe
Defender
 - 
32
 - 
11
Brad Davis
Midfielder
83′
 - 
13
Ricardo Clark
Midfielder
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
69′
 - 
23
 - 
27
B. García
Midfielder
 - 
12
Will Bruin
Striker
49′

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
 - 
22
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
27
 - 
11
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
5
 - 
17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
 - 
20
Andrew Driver
Midfielder
69′ 79′
 - 
23
Cam Weaver
Striker
80′
 - 
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
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  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2