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Chavez’s goal tips Revolution

Hartman posts 100th shutout

Associated Press / June 5, 2011

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Kevin Hartman got his 100th career shutout and Martin Chavez scored in the 69th minute to give FC Dallas a 1-0 win over the Revolution last night in Frisco, Texas.

Hartman, 37, in his 15th MLS season, made just two saves for his league-leading seventh shutout of the season. Real Salt Lake’s Nick Rimando is second all time with 79.

The win extended Dallas’s unbeaten streak to nine (6-0-3), six of which have been shutouts, and solidified its second-place position in the Western Conference standings.

The Revolution lost their third straight game and are winless in six road games, with two ties.

After Dallas failed to convert numerous chances in the first hour-plus, Chavez finally broke through with an outstanding individual effort.

After receiving a lead ball from Fabian Castillo, Chavez charged down the right side and managed to slip around Revolution defender A.J. Soares about a yard from the end line.

Approaching the right post at a sharp angle, Chavez slotted a low shot between goalkeeper Matt Reis and the goalpost for his first goal of the season.

Sporting KC 0, Toronto FC 0 — Sporting Kansas City wrapped up a 10-game road trip with a scoreless tie against Toronto.

Sporting KC has been away from home while its new stadium is built. The club will open Livestrong Sporting Park Thursday against Chicago.

Maicon Santos had two nice chances on Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg in the first 15 minutes of the second half and substitute Doneil Henry almost stole a winner in injury time with a header.

Red Bulls 1, Crew 1 — Rich Balchan scored in injury time to give visiting Columbus a draw against New York.

Mehdi Ballouchy scored for New York in the ninth minute. The Red Bulls were missing several players to national team duties, including forward Juan Agudelo and defender Tim Ream to the United States, defender Rafa Marquez (Mexico), and midfielder Dwayne De Rosario (Canada).

Rapids 1, Union 1 — Conor Casey converted a penalty shot in the 63d minute to help host Colorado to a draw with Philadelphia, allowing the Rapids to match an MLS record with their sixth straight tie game.

Colorado (4-3-7) also matched the franchise-best unbeaten streak of eight games, even though only one of those was a victory.

Danny Mwanga scored his fourth goal of the year for Philadelphia (6-3-3).

Real Salt Lake 2, Whitecaps 0 — Jean Alexandre scored a goal and assisted on Fabian Espindola’s goal to lead host Real Salt Lake over Vancouver.

Vancouver hasn’t won in 13 games since taking its first MLS game against Toronto FC.

Sounders 0, Fire 0 — Kasey Keller got his fourth shutout of the season as Seattle tied host Chicago. Fire goalkeeper Sean Johnson got his first shutout.

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