Before Saturday night, all three of Jeff Cunningham’s goals had come off penalty kicks.
The FC Dallas striker brought that streak to a close with a breakaway tally in the 68th minute, pushing FCD past visiting D.C. United 1-0 and giving the hosts their first win of the season at Pizza Hut Park.
His goal – his first from the run of play this season - came after a great buildup from teammates Heath Pearce and David Ferreira. Pearce started the sequence from the left flank, and spotted Ferreira in the middle of the park.
WASHINGTON -- Después de quitarse un gran peso de encima al lograr su primer triunfo de la temporada MLS a expensas de Kansas City, el D.C.
- DC United (1-5-0, 8th in East) vs. FC Dallas (1-1-4, t-7th in West)
- All-time record: FC Dallas lead the series, 15-13-6
- Fox Sports Southwest
- Direct Kick: DIRECTV - Channel 472, DISH Network - Channel 456, iN DEMAND - varies by system
- Matchday Live (mlssoccer.com)
What's at stake?
ABC 7 reporter, Britt McHenry visited Bill Hamid and his family the day after his first professional start and win.
It's not easy to win on MLS road matches. But King notes, "If work for yourself and the guy right next to you, good things can happen."
United's defender discusses the win against KC and looks ahead to FC Dallas on Saturday.