Mauro Rosales broke a tie in the 68th minute and MLS-leading FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Sunday night at Toyota Stadium to extend its unbeaten streak to six games.
Rosales entered as a substitute in the 63rd minute and made his first touch of the game five minutes later on a free kick that hooked over the wall into the left corner.
It was his first goal since joining FC Dallas (5-1-2) during the off-season and 14th MLS goal of his career.
Sporting KC (4-3-0) remained fourth in the overall standings, tied with the Eastern Conference-leading Montreal Impact.
FC Dallas tied it in the 35th minute when Michael Barrios pounced on Plano native Kellyn Acosta’s long ball and powered home a right-footed shot despite a deflection off goalkeeper Tim Melia’s hands. It was Barrios’ fourth goal in five games.
Sporting’s Lawrence Olum opened the scoring in the 22nd minute with a point-blank header to finish Benny Feilhaber’s corner.
Sporting won a free kick in the 90th minute after FC Dallas defender Atiba Harris was whistled for a foul, but goalkeeper Chris Seitz made a diving save on Brad Davis’ shot toward the back post to preserve the victory.
FC Dallas returns to action Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Vancouver, which is tied for next to last in the Western Conference.