TESHO AKINDELE and Ryan Hollingshead scored second-half goals to give early-season pole-sitter FC Dallas a 2-0 win over a 10-man Union team on Saturday at PPL Park.
FC Dallas (3-0-0) is the only Major League Soccer team with maximum points after its first three matches.
The Union played tough for most of the first half but was reduced to 10 men in the 42nd minute after Zach Pfeffer was given a red card for throwing an elbow during a challenge with Mauro Diaz.
Pfeffer almost gave the Union an early lead in the 8th minute. He took a feed from Sebastien Le Toux inside the penalty area and got past a defender, but his shot from a difficult angle rolled just wide.
FC Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz sent away Maurice Edu's long-distance shot in the 29th minute. Edu tracked down the rebound and sent in a cross, but Fernando Aristeguieta's header sailed over the goal.
The Union (0-1-2) has just one win in its last 10 regular-season contests and has never beaten FC Dallas in eight all-time matches, going 0-4-4.