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Max Urruti wonder goal as FC Dallas beat SJ; Houston, Orlando City draw

Maximiliano Urruti scored on a bicycle kick early in the second half and FC Dallas beat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on Friday night.

FC Dallas won its third straight game to remain atop the Western Conference. San Jose had its winless streak extended to seven games.

In the 51st minute, Michael Barrios ran down a chipped cross, played it in front of goal and after a failed clearance, Urruti put it into the net with an acrobatic finish.

Urruti ran on a through ball in the 19th minute but his breakaway shot deflected off David Bingham's hands and hit the post.

San Jose had two good scoring chances in the first half on set plays. Anibal Godoy curled a free kick around the wall in the sixth minute but Chris Seitz went to his right to deflect it away. Godoy's free kick in the 32nd minute hit the crossbar.

Tyler Deric had his fourth shutout of the season as the Houston Dynamo and Orlando City SC drew 0-0.

Orlando City, in its first game since firing coach Adrian Heath, was held scoreless for a second straight game and has played to a draw in four of its last six games.

The teams combined for just four shots on goal, but the limited scoring chances picked up in the final minutes.

Giles Barnes hit the post on a breakaway in the 89th minute for Houston and on Orlando's counter-attack, Julio Baptista sailed a shot over the crossbar. In the 90th minute, Cyle Larin intercepted a defensive header to the goalkeeper but Deric came out of his area to knock it away.

The match was delayed slightly before the opening whistle because of poor weather.

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Video via MLS: San Jose 0-1 FC Dallas
Video via MLS: San Jose 0-1 FC Dallas
Max Urruti's bicycle kick goal propelled FC Dallas to three points at San Jose, giving them a four-point cushion in the Western Conference.

Video via MLS: Orlando City 0-0 Houston
Video via MLS: Orlando City 0-0 Houston
In Orlando City's first match since parting ways with Adrian Heath, Houston held the hosts to a scoreless draw.

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