Dominique Badji scored twice as FC Dallas defeated visiting Toronto FC 3-0 on Saturday night in an MLS match in Frisco, Texas.
Dallas (7-6-4, 25 points) improved to 2-0-1 this month after a seven-game winless streak (0-5-2). Goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez made two saves in posting his third shutout of the season.
Toronto (5-7-4, 19 points) had its winless streak extended to nine matches (0-6-3) and it dropped to 0-8-2 all-time at Dallas.
Toronto goalie Quentin Westberg kept the visitors in the match in the first half, making six saves. He finished with a career-high nine.
Badji opened the scoring in the 41st minute. Stationed near the left post, he tipped a shot by teammate Jesus Ferreira into a wide-open net.
Dallas extended its lead in the 51st minute as Bressan scored off a corner kick from Michael Barrios, heading the ball into the net from the top right of the six-yard box. It was the first career MLS goal for the Brazilian defender, acquired in the offseason.
Badji made it 3-0 in the 58th minute on a three-on-two break, with assists from Ferreira and Paxton Pomykal. Badji, cruising down the left wing, took a pass from Ferreira, moved a couple of yards closer and put a 12-yard shot past a sprawling Westberg and just inside the right post.
The goals were the third and fourth of the season for Badji, a 26-year-old forward from Senegal, tying him with Ferreira for the team lead.
Toronto's Alejandro Pozuela, the team's leading scorer with five goals this season, came on as a substitute at halftime but was unable to make a difference. Midfielder Nick DeLeon had both of Toronto's shots on goal.
Dallas had a 22-6 edge in shots, including 12-2 on goal.