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Dallas Soccer News - DC United blasts FC Dallas 4-1 behind Maicon Santos, Nick DeLeon

DC United blasts FC Dallas 4-1 behind Maicon Santos

Published 3/31/2012 7:40:16 AM by staff from dallas
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FC Dallas made one of the worst teams in Major League Soccer look like world beaters on Friday night in our nation's capital.   DC United had a monster second half as they surged to their first victory of the 2012 campaign beating FCD 4-1.

The injury bug that so plagued Dallas last year seems to have carried over into 2012.  David Ferreira, George John and Fabian Castillo all were absent from the lineup and FC Dallas lacked their typical dynamic play.  Things could have been different though as FCD had two glorious chances in the opening ten minutes of play.  Both Ricardo Villar and Blas Perez found themselves one on one with DC United keeper Joe Willis only to see their shots turned aside.

The poor finishing cost the visitors as DC United took their first lead of the season minutes later with a thunderous strike in the 28th minute. Receiving the ball from De Rosario, the striker quickly cut in on his left foot and unleashed a rocket that left Kevin Hartman no chance. Dallas fought back though and Blas Perez scored an equalizer in the last minutes of the first half. Joe Willis' clearance was chested back towards the United goal by Daniel Hernandez. Emiliano Dudar failed to deal with the ball, and Perez, who started the play in an offside position, was in on goal. The Panamanian’s finish was cool and collected, as he slid it under Willis towards the far post.

The match went to the break 1-1, but the second half was to be a much different affair.  DC United came out blazing and FC Dallas were completely overwhelmed.  Things went bad when FC Dallas moved Brek Shea to the left wing leaving Carlos Rodriguez on the right.  Within 15 minutes DC United had scored twice down Rodriguez's right side. 

Nick DeLeon
was denied by the woodwork in the 59th minute, then put United ahead seconds later. Maicon Santos played a perfect ball to the streaking DeLeon at the far post.  Rodriguez was caught upfield and the rookie chested the ball down before flicking a shot past Hartman.

DeLeon then turned creator as he set up Danny Cruz for another United goal six minutes later. Breaking quickly from a throw-in, DeLeon cut in towards the box and found the wide open Cruz at the far post. The winger made no mistake, guiding the ball home.  Maicon Santos closed out the scoring in the 73rd minute and DC United wrapped up their first win of the 2012 MLS season.


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