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Salloi, Pulido Score to Help Sporting KC Beat FC Dallas 2-0

FILE: Daniel Salloi #20 of Sporting Kansas City tries to control the ball as Nkosi Tafari #14 and Emmanuel Twumasi #22 of FC Dallas track him during a game between FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City at Children's Mercy Park on July 31, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas.
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Alan Pulido scored his third goal in his last three starts, Daniel Salloi added his 11th goal of the season and Sporting Kansas City beat FC Dallas 2-0 on Saturday night.

Pulido ran onto a through ball by Gadi Kinda before side-netting a first-touch shot from the corner of the 6-yard box to open the scoring in the 12th minute. Johnny Russell played a cross from the right flank to the center of the area, where Salloi outdueled defender Nkosi Tafari for possession before blasting a shot into the top of the net to make it 2-0 in the 63rd.

Dallas (5-8-6) had its three-game unbeaten streak -- which started with a 2-1 win at Sporting KC on July 31 --- snapped.

Kansas City (11-4-4) leads the Western Conference with 37 points, two more than the LA Galaxy, who beat Minnesota United 1-0 earlier Saturday.

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