- Associated Press - Saturday, June 25, 2016

FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Fabian Castillo finished Mauro Diaz’s sensational assist in the 58th to cap FC Dallas’ 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night in a Western Conference showdown.

Taking a feed on the offensive end with his back to the goal, Diaz sent a bicycle kick to Castillo’s feet. Castillo made a move to get inside the box, cut inside the defender and sent a 15-foot shot into the far corner.

Diaz also had a heady assist for the opening goal in the 18th minute. Fouled by Jamison Olave near midfield, his quick restart found Michael Barrios behind the defense for a two-man breakaway with Barrios passing left to make Kellyn Acosta’s first goal an easy marker.

Second-place Dallas (9-5-4) snapped a three-game winless streak and moved within a point of Colorado for the conference and overall MLS lead. Real Salt Lake (8-5-3) is third in the conference, four points behind Dallas.

Real Salt Lake, now 1-12-2 at FC Dallas, only had four shots and Chris Seitz didn’t have to make a single save for the shutout.



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