FC Dallas Falls to Wizards

Conrad's late goal lifts Wizards past FC Dallas

Saturday, Sep 19, 2009  |  Updated 11:30 PM CDT
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FC Dallas Falls to Wizards

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Dax McCarty #13 of the FC Dallas.

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Jimmy Conrad atoned for two defensive mistakes with an 80th-minute goal, and the Kansas City Wizards earned their first home win since mid-June with a 3-2 victory over FC Dallas on Saturday night.

  Kansas City (8-11-6) trailed 2-1 after 75 minutes, but Josh Wolff tied it in the 77th and Conrad's sprawling header three minutes later gave the Wizards their first home victory since a 3-1 win over New England on June 12. Dallas (7-12-6) has won just once in its last five games.
 
Santiago Hirsig scored his first MLS goal in the ninth minute, putting the Wizards up 1-0 with a header off Claudio Lopez's corner kick, before Dax McCarty and Jeff Cunningham each turned a mistake by Conrad into a goal.
 
McCarty scored in the 44th minute picking off Conrad's errant pass 25 yards from goal, making a short run and firing a low shot past Kevin Hartman from 20 yards.
 
In the 54th minute, David Ferreira stripped Conrad of the ball and drew Hartman to his right before slotting a pass to a wide-open Cunningham making a run up the middle.
 
Wolff, who has four goals in Kansas City's last three games, deflected second-half sub Zoltan Hercegfalvi's shot just inside the post to make it 2-2. Not long after that, Conrad took advantage of a mistake by Dallas' back line.
 
George John tried to head Lopez's corner kick away from the goal, but instead sent it looping toward Dallas keeper Dario Sala. Sala barely kept the ball from going in for an own goal, but it fell right in front of Conrad.

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