Sallói scores 2 goals to reach 15, Sporting KC beats Dallas

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FRISCO, Texas (AP)Daniel Salloi had two goals to push his season total to 15, Johnny Russell scored on a penalty kick and Sporting Kansas City beat 10-man FC Dallas 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Kansas City (14-6-7) has won three of its past four games as it chases the top spot in the Western Conference. Dallas (6-13-9) lost its third straight game.

Salloi opened the scoring in the 13th minute with a shot from distance. After Russel made it 2-0 in the 55th, Salloi added another six minutes later. Salloi ran down the left side for Jose Mauri’s pass and took several touches in space before getting past his defender for a blast by goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer.

Russell scored for the eighth time this season, including a goal in four straight games. Russell’s penalty kick was given after Bryan Acosta took down Khiry Shelton in a goal-scoring position.

U.S. national team player Ricardo Pepi scored on a breakaway for Dallas in the 68th for his 13th goal of the season.

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