FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Fabian Castillo scored in the 83rd minute and FC Dallas tied Chivas USA 1-1 on Saturday night to end a four-game losing streak.
Dallas (5-5-2) was on the verge of a franchise-worst fifth straight loss before Castillo scored. Jair Benitez sent a second-effort cross to Castillo immediately after a corner and the midfielder poked the ball past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy.
Marco Delgado scored his first career goal — a day after his 19th birthday — in the 60th minute for Chivas.
Despite the recent losing streak and necessity for late heroics, Dallas coach Oscar Pareja expected to get a victory against lowly Chivas (2-5-4) and was disappointed for his team.
"We worked hard to bounce back today. The game became complicated after Chivas scored in the second half," said Pareja, whose team has the best record in MLS before the losing streak. "First half, we managed the game. We had some options with the penetration that I would like to see from this game, but the game was controlled.
"I knew from the first minute that Chivas was going to sit back and wait for any mistake in the back and that's what happened in the second half."
Delgado's goal came after Dallas controlled the ball, finishing with 62.4 percent of the possession, but failed break the deadlock in the first 60 minutes.