FC Dallas ease past Whitecaps

FC Dallas's run of excellent form continued on Saturday as the club posted a comfortable 2-0 win over the Vancouver Whitecaps at FC Dallas Stadium.

The result hands Dallas a fifth win in its last six matches and improves its league-best record to an impressive 6-1-1 for 19 points from eight matches.

The hosts struck first with a bit of good luck in the 29th minute when Zach Loyd whipped a corner kick into the penalty area and the ball hit off the back of Vancouver defender Brad Rusin and trickled across the goal line to give Dallas the early advantage.

Vancouver had a few chances in the first half but wasn't able to find the back of the net and went into the halftime interval down a goal.

Dallas added a second goal just five minutes after the break, again with a bit of good fortune as Kenny Cooper broke into the attacking third down the right flank and ripped a shot on goal. The ball struck the knee of a Whitecaps defender and fell right to the head of Blas Perez, who easily nodded it past Vancouver goalkeeper Joe Cannon for the two-goal margin and his third tally of the young season.

The Whitecaps brought on dynamic striker Darren Mattocks in the 58th minute looking for an offensive spark, but weren't able to create much as the club's winless streak reached five consecutive matches after winning their first two.

The result leaves the Whitecaps (2-3-2) with eight points from seven matches.