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Goalscorers: Dallas: George John 34', Andrew Jacobson 35', Kenny Cooper 90'; Houston: Andrew Driver 79', Brad Davis 83'.
Quick Recap: During a wild afternoon in Texas, FC Dallas saw a two-goal advantage crumble late in the second half. It took a 90th minute game-winner from club legend, Kenny Cooper, to salvage all three points for the home side.
Dallas took an early lead following two goals from two dead-ball situations. The first, a flick-on header from George John found the back of the net after Michel floated a long ball from midfield into the box. Scant seconds later, David Ferreira's corner was nicely buried by Andrew Jacobson.
It seemed like the day would remain all Dallas until another rookie opened his MLS scoring campaign. Andrew Driver nailed a left-footed shot just under the crossbar with 11 minutes to go, cutting the Dallas lead in half. Veteran, Brad Davis, pulled the game even just a few minutes later, driving a loose ball into the upper corner.
Controversy surrounds Cooper's late winner, as some believe the American's first touch should have been considered a hand ball. Regardless, Dallas and their three goals win all three points.
Man of the Match: George John. The defender was all over the defensive third, using his massive frame and keen positioning to lead his back line. His goal was a show of bravery and skill, throwing his body in harms way for the sake of his club.
Goals, Goals, and Goals: With one game still left to be played, this Texas derby was by far the highest scoring game of the weekend. The five total goals trumped the next closest total by two goals. The abundant amount of tallies make this game a leading candidate for the most entertaining game of the weekend. Cooper's late goal and shirt-removal celebration also helps this case.
Up Next: FC Dallas play host in Week Four to Real Salt Lake. Houston will welcome the Vancouver Whitecaps on the same day.