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Ferreira sparks Dallas to victory over Whitecaps

FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira FC Dallas forward Jesús Ferreira - The Canadian Press

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jesús Ferreira scored a goal in each half to lead FC Dallas to a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night.

Vancouver (3-4-5) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute on an unassisted goal by Pedro Vite, his first netter of the season. It was only the second goal Dallas (6-3-3) has allowed at home in its last nine matches, including the playoffs.

Ferreira scored the equalizer in the 37th minute with an assist from Jáder Obrian. Ferreira buried the match-winner in the 54th minute with an assist from Tsiki Ntsabeleng.

Ferreira's two-goal effort leaves him with eight on the season and in a three-way tie for second place with Jordan Morris of the Seattle Sounders and the San Jose Earthquakes' Cristian Espinoza. Dénis Bouanga of Los Angeles FC entered play with a league-high nine.

Vancouver had gone 2-0-3 in its previous five visits to Frisco. Dallas beat Vancouver eight straight times at home to begin the series. The Whitecaps' five-match unbeaten road run against Dallas equaled the club record set from 2017-21 against the Colorado Rapids.

The Whitecaps have not won in 14 straight road matches, matching the San Jose Earthquakes for the longest current skid in the league.

Maarten Paes, who finished with three saves against the Whitecaps, and Dallas have not allowed more than one goal in the last 16 home matches. The Whitecaps were the last team to score more than one goal against Dallas in a 2-0 win last June.

Yohei Takaoka had one save for the Whitecaps.

Dallas will host the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Vancouver returns home to play the Seattle Sounders on Saturday.


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