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Hejduk's Offense Lifts Tampa Bay to 2-0 Victory

September 05, 1996|Associated Press

Frank Hejduk scored his first Major League Soccer goal early in the game and assisted on another goal late in the match as Tampa Bay handed the New York-New Jersey MetroStars their fourth consecutive loss, 2-0, Wednesday night in front of 16,102 at East Rutherford, N.J.

The victory, making the Eastern Conference-leading Mutiny 16-12, clinched no worse than a second-place finish. The MetroStars (12-15) are tied for third in the East with New England.

Roy Lassiter, the leading scorer in MLS, also earned his 22nd goal.

New England 2, Dallas 1--Joe-Max Moore fired in the winning penalty kick before 12,933 at Foxboro, Mass. It came in the 78th minute after the Revolution's Geoff Aunger was pulled down from behind on a breakaway. Darren Sawatzky also scored for the Revolution. Ted Eck scored for the Burn.

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