David Ferreira converted a second-half penalty kick to help FC Dallas beat Chivas USA 2-1 on Saturday night. Ferreira scored in the 61st minute after Chivas' Osael Romero tied it in the 59th minute with his first MLS goal. Ante Jazic accounted for FC Dallas' first goal, scoring an own goal late in the first half.
FC Dallas (4-6-2) scored more than one goal for the second consecutive match and for just the fourth time in 12 MLS games this year. Chivas, meanwhile, dropped its sixth consecutive match to fall to 3-9-1. Romero, though, gave the club a bit of offensive spark. Romero scored on a header in the 59th minute. But on FC Dallas next possession, Jazic knocked Marvin Chavez down inside the penalty area.
Ferreira fired the spot kick into the left side of the net as Chivas goalkeeper Zach Thornton dived the opposite way. The goal was Ferrerias second of the season. Ferriera also was involved on the club's first goal. In the 45th minute, Ferreria sent a corner kick toward the goal. FC Dallas' Brek Shea stood outside the 6-yard box with Jazic behind him, and the ball bounced off Jazic and past Thornton.