Another Win for FC Dallas

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    FRISCO, TX - OCTOBER 30: Midfielder Eric Avila #12 of FC Dallas celebrates with fans after scoring the game winning goal against Real Salt Lake at Pizza Hut Park on October 30, 2010 in Frisco, Texas. FC Dallas beat Real Salt Lake 2-1. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

    Eric Avila scored in the 88th minute and FC Dallas beat defending MLS Cup champion Real Salt Lake 2-1 on Saturday in the first leg of the Western Conference semifinals.

    Avila took a pass from David Ferreira and dribbled past two Salt Lake defenders before converting from 15 yards away, into the left corner of the net. Avila was a late substitute for Jair Benitez, entering the game in the 87th minute.

    Real Salt Lake had its unbeaten streak snapped at 14 games and is 0-9-0 all-time at Pizza Hut Park. The second part of the two-game aggregate goal series is next Saturday at Salt Lake.