Hartman helps FC Dallas draw 1-1 with Toronto
Posted at: 07/05/2012 12:07 AM
By: | WHEC.com
(AP) FRISCO, Texas - Kevin Hartman made a fabulous lunging hand save in the 84th minute to preserve FC Dallas’ 1-1 draw with Toronto FC on Wednesday night.
Zach Loyd scored in the 5th minute for FC Dallas (3-9-6). The 38-year-old Hartman, playing in his MLS-record 400th career game, helped the club avoid a loss but it still extended a franchise-record winless streak to 12 matches (0-8-4).
Danny Koevermans tied it for Toronto (2-10-4) in the 31st minute with his ninth of the season.
David Ferreira, who won the 2010 MLS MVP award and led Dallas to that year’s MLS Cup final, returned after a 14-month absence following a broken ankle in April 2011 that required multiple surgeries. The 32-year-old Ferreira entered the match as a substitute in the 57th minute.
Dallas nearly regained the lead in the 33rd minute, but Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic got a hand on Fabian Castillo’s 15-yard blast, deflecting it just enough for it to slam off the crossbar.
Toronto’s best chance for a late game-winner came in the 84th minute when Torsten Frings’ corner kick sailed into the penalty area for a header by Koevermans that forced Hartman to make the best of his three saves on the night.
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