Perez leaves it late as FC Dallas edges New England

Updated: March 30, 2013

Blas Perez’s tally just three minutes from
time lifted FC Dallas to a 1-0 win over the New England Revolution on Saturday
at Gillette Stadium.

Dallas entered the match on top of the Western Conference with three wins from
their first four matches and Perez’s strike gave the resilient road side their
third consecutive victory.

Both teams had a few chances to score in a very tightly-played affair, but it
was the road team that was able to find the back of the net with only minutes
remaining on the clock as David Ferreria lofted a free kick into the area that
was chased down by Perez on the run and he was able to beat New England
goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth from in close.

The late tally seemed to suck the life out of the hosts and New England was
unable to find a tying goal as the Revs’ winless run in league play is
extended to three straight matches on the heels of their 1-0 win over Chicago
to open the season.

New England returns to action on April 13 against the Seattle Sounders at
CenturyLink Field, while FC Dallas will go for its fourth straight victory
next Saturday against Toronto FC.