September 9, 2007 MLS FC Dallas vs Toronto FC (from FC Dallas Media Relations)
Reserves: FCD 2, TFC 0
FC Dallas Media Relations
Frisco, TX - Midfielder Sebastian Botero scored two first-half goals to lead FC Dallas to a 2-0 victory over the Toronto FC Reserves Sunday morning on the adidas Field at Pizza Hut Park. The win was FCD's third of the season, while TFC remains winless in reserve play. Dallas jumped out of the gate early, using the speed of forward Dominic Oduro to stretch the Toronto defense. In the fifth minute, forward Scott Jones played a through ball to Oduro, who made a well-timed run to get behind the TFC backline. Oduro found himself one-on-one with Toronto goalkeeper David Monsalve, but missed the shot wide left.
Botero put FC Dallas on the board in the 13th minute with a header from 6 yards out. Scott Jones struck a left-footed in-swinging corner kick to the far post, finding Botero alone for the unmolested header to beat Monsalve.
Botero added his second goal in the 36th minute and FCD never looked back. Chase Wileman rewarded defender Michael Dello-Russo's long run up the right flank with a well-played ball through ball. Dello-Russo took a touch and sent a cross to Botero, who one-timed the ball into the net from just inside the penalty area.
Dallas continued to push the attack for much of the second half. In the 53rd minute, Jones found Oduro, who quickly turned on his defender, but his shot was saved by second-half substitute 'keeper Srdjan Djekanovic.
One minute later, Jones, with two Toronto defenders on his back, laid the ball off to Wileman, who took a quick, left-footed shot from the top of the box that was again saved by Djekanovic.
Toronto had its best chances to score late in the match, but was unable to convert. FCD substitute goalkeeper Matt Wideman mishandled a shot by forward Ryan Fante in the 80th minute, that went through his hands and just wide of the net.
Then, in the 85th minute Miguel Canizalez hit a low, hard shot from 22 yards, causing Wideman to dive to his left to make the save.
Toronto FC next meets the Real Salt Lake Reserves on September 15 at BMO Field, while FC Dallas does not play again until September 23, when they take on the Los Angeles Galaxy Reserves at The Home Depot Center.
DAL -- Sebastian Botero 1 (Scott Jones 1) 13
DAL - Sebastian Botero 2 (Michael Dello-Russo 1, Chase Wileman 1) 36
FC Dallas Reserves (3-4-3): Ray Burse (Matt Wideman 73), Michael Dello-Russo, Andrew Daniels, Chris Gbandi (Alex Yi 59), Blake Wagner, Bobby Rhine (Ryan Solle 46), Sebastian Botero (Dax McCarty 73), Anthony Wallace, Chase Wileman (Sandi Gbandi 59), Dominic Oduro, Scott Jones
Substitutes not used: None
Toronto FC Reserves (0-3-3: David Monsalve (Srdjan Djekanovic 46), Nana Attakora -Gyan, Gabe Gala, Joey Melo, Kayin Jeffers, Tyler Hemming, Cristian Nunez, Stephen Lumley, Miguel Canizalez, David Guzman, Ryan Fante (Marco Reda 46)
Substitutes not used: None
TFC -- Cristian Nunez (Caution) 19
TFC -- Karin Jeffers (Caution) 52
Referee: Fernando Galvan Assistant Referees: Kevin Terry, Gary Owen 4th Official: Jorge Luna
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