FRISCO, Texas -- Jackson scored a second-half goal and assisted on assisted on another in FC Dallas' 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.
Jackson scored in the 81st minute after he stole the ball from goalkeeper Josh Saunders outside of the goalie's box and tapped a shot into the center of the net. Saunders dribbled out of the net attempting to make a clearance before Jackson came around the left side to make the steal.
In the 71st minute, Jackson helped give FC Dallas the lead with a volley over the head of Salt Lake's Lovel Palmer.
Fabian Castillo took possession of the pass outside the penalty area before dribbling around Palmer and firing a shot from about 15 yards into the left corner of the net. FC Dallas is 3-0 at home this season and 3-1-0 for the season. Real Salt Lake dropped to 1-2-1.
Dallas defender Matt Hedges saved a goal in the 77th minute when he cleared a loose ball to protect an open net and prevent Salt Lake's Devon Sandoval from scoring. Sandoval would have had a clear shot from inside of 10 yards with Dallas goalkeeper Chris Seitz on the ground after making a diving save on a shot by Robbie Findley.
Seitz finished with three saves for his first shutout since Aug. 29, 2009, when he was in net for Real Salt Lake in its 1-0 over Sporting Kansas City.
Both teams were short-handed with players called up for international duty, including the stating goalkeepers for each team.
Salt Lake was without five starters as Tony Beltran (U.S.), Kyle Beckerman (U.S.), Alvaro Saborio (Costa Rica), Abdoulie Mansally (Gambia) and goalkeeper Nick Rimando (U.S.). Dallas played without starting goalkeeper Raul Fernandez (Peru) and Blas Perez (Panama).
Jackson almost scored his first goal in the 57th minute when he fired a right-footed shot on a breakaway, but Saunders made a two-handed stop.
* IMPACT 4, RED BULLS 0: At Montreal, Marco Di Vaio scored in the 14th minute and the Montreal Impact beat the New York Red Bulls to improve to 4-0.
New York (0-2-2) had a slight edge in ball possession
* CREW 2, D.C. UNITED 1: At Washington, Ben Speas scored 13 minutes into the second half to lead Columbus past D.C. United.
Josh Williams also scored to help Columbus win for the first time win in Washington since 2010, and snap D.C. United's 17-match home unbeaten run, during which they won 13 matches and drew four.
Rafael Teixeira scored in his club debut for D.C. on a sensational volley, but couldn't prevent United's first home defeat since the 2012 season opener against Kansas City.
* SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0, REVOLUTION 0 (TIE): At Foxborough, Mass., New England and Sporting Kansas City played to a scoreless tie, the second straight shutout match for both clubs.
New England (1-1-1) is scoreless through 208 minutes, and Sporting KC (1-1-2) is scoreless in 203 minutes.
Sporting KC goalie Jimmy Nielsen didn't have to make a save en route to his second shutout of the season, while New England's Matt Reis stopped five shots in posting his second shutout.