Penalty Kick Gives FC Dallas Win Over Toronto

Kenny Cooper scored twice, including the go-ahead goal on a penalty kick in the 84th minute to lift FC Dallas to its first victory of the season, 3-2 over Toronto FC on Sunday night.

Dallas (1-3-1) was awarded the penalty kick after Toronto FC defender Marvell Wynne was called for a foul inside the penalty area. Cooper converted from the 12-yard spot by placing a shot past goalkeeper Stefan Frei into the left corner of the net.

Chad Barrett's goal in the 59th minute evened the game at 2 as Toronto FC (1-1-2) erased a two-goal deficit. Fuad Ibrahim started the scoring sequence on Barrett's goal with a cross from beyond midfield to Amado Guevara, who headed a pass to Barrett. Barrett dribbled five yards before firing a shot from 12 yards into the left corner of the net.

Toronto FC's Dwayne De Rosario scored the team's first goal in first-half stoppage time when he knocked in a shot from inside the goalie's box off of the left hand of FC Dallas goalkeeper Ray Burse that inched over the goal line.

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Dallas' Drew Moor opened the scoring in the 25th minute after heading Dax McCarty's free kick into the left corner of the net.

Cooper extended the lead to 2-0 by scoring his third goal of the season in the 44th minute. David Ferreira sent a cross to Cooper, who took two steps before firing a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area into the left corner of the net.

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