MLS Game Summary - Dallas at NY/NJ MetroStars

MLS Game Summary - Dallas at NY/NJ MetroStars

Post by Eugen » Fri, 12 Jul 1996 04:00:00

MLS Game Summary - Dallas at NY/NJ MetroStars

                      Final Score: NY/NJ 3, Dallas 2

          NY/NJ METROSTARS 3, DALLAS BURN 2 East Rutherford, NJ -
     Giovanni Savarese scored twice, including the game-winner in the
     77th minute, to lead the MetroStars to a 3-2 Major League Soccer
     victory over the Dallas Burn before 17,416 at Giants Stadium
     Wednesday night.
          Savarese, missing from the MetroStars lineup of late due to
     Venezuelan national team commitments, slid onto a Tab Ramos cross
     to send the decisive tally past goalie Mark Dodd. He scored the
     MetroStars second goal of the game on a similar play in the 48th
     minute, assisted by Roberto Donadoni.
          The MetroStars had taken a 1-0 lead into halftime thanks to
     Nicola Caricola's 35th-minute header, off a Donadoni free kick
     from 35 yards out.
          Leonel Alvarez put the Burn on the board with a 63rd minute
     penalty kick after Peter Vermes was called for a handball in the
     box. Three minutes later, Hugo Sanchez rocketed a 25-yard left-
     footer past 'keeper Tony Meola to tie the score.
          The MetroStars, who struggled to a 4-8 record at the
     beginning of the season, have won four of their last five games,
     and are third in the Eastern Conference at 8-9. The Burn's record
     drops to 10-9.

     Game Summary

                              1    2    F
     DALLAS BURN              0    2    2
     NY/NJ METROSTARS         1    2    3

          BURN - Mark Dodd, Ed Puskarich, Lawrence Lozzano, Richard
     Farrer, Zak Ibsen (Brian Haynes 79), Mark Santel, Diego Sonora
     (Jimmy Glenn 86), Leonel Alvarez, Jason Kreis, Hugo Sanchez, Ted
          METROSTARS - Tony Meola, Nicola Caricola, Ted Gillen (Chris
     Unger 60), Rhett Harty, Peter Vermes, Chris Brauchle (Stan
     Lembryk 81), Tab Ramos, Roberto Donadoni, Manny Lagos, Giovanni
     Savarese, Rob Johnson (Ian Hennessy 78).

     Goal Scoring:

     NY/NJ - Caricola (2) (Donadoni) 35
     NY/NJ - Savarese (11) (Donadoni) 48
     DAL   - Alvarez (1) (pk) 63
     DAL   - Sanchez (5) (unas.) 66
     NY/NJ - Savarese (12) (Ramos) 77

                                         DAL   NY/NJ
     Total Shots:                         15     13
     Shots on Goal:                        8      6
     Saves:                                3      5
     Fouls:                               17     22
     Offsides:                             2      4
     Corner Kicks:                         3      5
     Time in Offensive Zone:              47     43

     NY/NJ - Harty 32
     DAL   - Alvarez 32
     NY/NJ - Johnson 49
     NY/NJ - Ramos 53
     NY/NJ - Meola 63
     DAL   - Kreis 65
     DAL   - Sanchez 90

     Referee: Ruben Rodhas
     Referee's Assistants: Noel Kenny, Charles Ponti
     Fourth Official: Michael Konstantinidis

     Attendance: 17,416
     Weather: Clear, 75 degrees