FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Adam Cristman and Steve Ralston scored first-half goals to help the New England Revolution beat FC Dallas 2-1 on Friday night.
Cristman scored his third goal of the season in the fifth minute, sending a diving header into the left corner off Sainey Nyassi's cross from the right wing.
Ralston scored his second goal of the season in the 22nd minute on a penalty kick to help the Eastern Conference-leading New England (7-3-2) extend its unbeaten streak to five matches. New England midfielder Jeff Larentowicz was flagrantly fouled by Dallas defender Drew Moor in the penalty box area and Ralston converted the free shot to the lower right corner past goalkeeper Ray Burse.
The outcome helped the Revs to record their ninth victory over Dallas (3-5-4) over the past 10 meetings.
Dallas, with just one win over its last eight matches (1-5-2) denied New England goalkeeper Matt Reis' bid for his fifth shutout of the season in the 90th minute, with Alberto Alvarez scoring a consolation goal.
Dallas has lost five straight matches on the road to New England.
The match preceded an international friendly between Brazil and Venezuela.