GALAXY OUT OF PLAYOFF PICTURE FC DALLAS 2, GALAXY 1.Byline: Staff and Wire Services
FRISCO, Texas Frisco is a city in Collin County and Denton County, Texas (USA).
It is a northern suburb of Dallas. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 33,714, while according to 2007 estimate, the city's population is approximately 95,000. -- The only team never to miss Major League Soccer's playoffs won't take part this year. The Galaxy, the defending MLS Cup The MLS Cup is the final game of the Major League Soccer postseason, officially recognized as the championship of the league. The trophy is called the Alan I. Rothenberg Trophy, after the founding chairman of MLS. champion, was eliminated from the Western Conference race Saturday night with a 2-1 loss at FC Dallas FC Dallas is a professional soccer (football) club based in Frisco, Texas, that participates in Major League Soccer. The club was known as the Dallas Burn from 1996 to 2004. The initials "FC" stand for Football Club. .
Richard Mulrooney set up two goals and FC Dallas clinched the Western title and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. The Hoops (16-11-4), who have never reached an MLS See multilevel security. championship game, would be home for the Nov. 12 final, which will be played at Pizza Hut Park Current Stadiums in Major League Soccer
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Landon Donovan scored in the 71st minute, his 10th goal of the season, to halve L.A.'s deficit, but the Galaxy (10-15-6) couldn't overcome former L.A. star Carlos Ruiz's 30th-minute header and Kenny Cooper's strike two minutes into the second half.
Ruiz, with his 13th goal, scored off Mulrooney's free kick; Cooper, with his 11th, from Ronnie O'Brien's cross on a sequence started by Mulrooney. Chris Albright, victimized on both goals, set up Donovan's tally with a cross from the right flank.
The Galaxy, the only MLS team to reach the postseason in each of the first 10 seasons, couldn't rally from a 2-10-2 start. Frank Yallop, who guided the San Jose Earthquakes
FC Dallas' Drew Moor, right, keeps the ball away from the Galaxy's Landon Donovan.
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