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April 13, 2013 7:53 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ B. Toledo‎
Attendance:‬ 20465‎
 
87′ George John
 

FC Dallas 1-0 LA Galaxy: Leonardo sees red as George John puts Hoops top

Both sides failed to convert penalty chances, but George John scored to give FC a leg up in the Supporters' Shield race.

George John, FC Dallas, MLS
Brett Deering
An eventful final half-hour saw FC Dallas defeat the LA Galaxy 1-0, solidifying Dallas as the top team in the Major League Soccer standings

The game heated up after the hour mark.

LA defender Leonardo was red carded in the 60th minute after his poor defending gave away the ball to Blas Perez in the penalty area, and he brought the Dallas striker down from behind.

His transgression wasn't punished as harshly as it might have been, however. Carlo Cudicini guessed Kenny Cooper's penalty correctly and palmed the ball away to keep the game scoreless.

It was then Dallas' turn to give away a spot kick, and LA's turn to squander it. A spot of contact from George John caused Jose Villarreal to trip with the ball inside the box, before Landon Donovan saw his shot from 12 yards saved by Raul Fernandez.

John atoned for his error in the 87th minute. Eric Hassli's header re-directed a corner kick at the LA crossbar, where it bounced down for John to head in the winner.

But as he was celebrating, John went down to the ground, having been struck by an object from the crowd. Clutching his head and bleeding, he received treatment for several minutes.

The win gives Dallas a 5-1-1 record with 16 points, best in MLS. LA is 2-1-2 with eight points.


FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jair Benítez
Defender
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
54′ 85′
 - 
14
George John
Defender
87′
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
 - 
-
D. Ferreira
Striker
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
 - 
33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
67′
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

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23
Carlo Cudicini
Goalkeeper
 - 
4
 - 
20
 - 
22
Leonardo
Defender
61′
 - 
8
 - 
23
Colin Clark
Midfielder
56′
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
77′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
 - 
16
 - 
10
 - 
32

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
27
 - 
11
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
12
Brian Rowe
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
64′
 - 
36
Oscar Sorto
Defender
 - 
12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
 - 
25
Rafa García
Midfielder
80′
 - 
-
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Penalty
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  • 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
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1