Urruti scores, FC Dallas ties Dynamo 1-1 in Texas Derby

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FC Dallas midfielder Carlos Gruezo (7) and Houston Dynamo midfielder Oscar Garcia (27) slide after the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game on Friday, June 23, 2017, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) (Associated Press)

HOUSTON — Maximiliano Urruti scored in the 59th minute and FC Dallas tied the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Friday night in the Texas Derby.

Scored his ninth goal of the season and 10th goal in his last 16 games. Michael Barrios got behind the defense for a through ball and passed it back to the top of the box for Urruti’s deflected shot.

FC Dallas (6-3-7) has won six of the last 10 games with three draws — including 0-0 on May 28 — against Houston (7-6-4).

Erick Torres opened the scoring in the 19th minute with his 11th goal. Adolfo Machado chipped the defense with a long ball and Torres won a one-one-one battle at the edge of the box for a sliding shot inside the far post.

Torres moved within two goals of Chicago’s Nemanja Nikolic for the MLS lead.

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