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FC Dallas cruises past Arabe Unido in first leg of CCL quarterfinal

Photo by Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports
Photo by Raymond Carlin III/USA Today Sports

FC Dallas took care of business in a big way in Thursday night’s CONCACAF Champions League clash with Arabe Unido.

New addition Cristian Colman scored his first FC Dallas goal while Kellyn Acosta added two more of his own to lead the way in the MLS side’s 4-0 beatdown of the Panamanian club at Toyota Stadium. The win sets FC Dallas to all but assuredly advance to the semifinals ahead of their second leg clash in Panama next week.

Colman opened the scoring in the 30th minute, netting his first goal since joining FCD this winter. Following a ball played over his shoulder, Colman smashed a first-time half-volley, opening the scoring in style to send FCD into the locker room up a goal.

From there, Acosta took over, scoring in the 55th on a stunning long-range strike before adding another in the 86th minute. Five minutes after Acosta’s second, Michael Barrios removed all doubt, firing FC Dallas’ fourth goal of the night to seal an overwhelming advantage.

In addition to Colman, several other new faces made their debuts for FC Dallas, including Roland Lamah and Javier Morales, the latter of whom made a 20-minute appearance as a substitute.

FC Dallas and Arabe Unido return to action on Wednesday as FC Dallas look to book a date with the winner of Pachuca’s clash with Saprissa.


    • Hopefully this year. I think I saw a media report that Dallas is focusing on the playoffs over the supporter’s shield similar to the NBA’s Warriors (after their 73 wins with no title) this year, so I would hope they will also concentrate on the CCL over the early league games

  1. Memo to Tab Ramos, Jurgen Klinsmann, and Bruce Arena: Kellyn Acosta is a midfielder, not a left back. Oscar Pareja knows it, and so should you. That’s all.

    • Not arguing with you, but…..the US needs a left back if 36 in 2018 is too old for Beasley to be the man. If KA can’t make it as a midfielder and can as a LB, pretty sure he says yes. I would anyway.

      • See JJones on the Sounders for a great example. Played almost all the minutes at left back to win the title, to the point that he is completely classified as a back now ( while playing mid for nat team ) and doing a great job.

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