(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
FRISCO, Texas (AP) Michel scored on a penalty kick in the 84th minute and FC Dallas beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 2-1 on Wednesday night to advance in the MLS Cup playoffs.
Dallas was awarded the penalty kick after Vancouver's Kendall Waston was whistled for a handball inside the penalty area.
Dallas (17-12-6) took a 1-0 lead in the 40th minute on Tesho Akindele's slotted shot. Mauro Diaz dribbled through two defenders near midfield, worked his way down the field and fed an open Akindele inside the box.