Winger Marvin Chavez stabbed home the rebound of a long-distance strike by defender Jair Benitez in the 66th minute last night in Mexico City, and FC Dallas made it stand up for a 1-0 win over Pumas UNAM in their CONCACAF Champions League Group C opener.
It was the first victory by an MLS team in 26 CONCACAF games in Mexico.
Here are the highlights:
In the night’s other CCL game involving MLS, the Colorado Rapids got two goals and an assist from Macoumba Kandji (who was making his first appearance since tearing his ACL while creating the winning goal in last year’s championship game) to win a wild, back-and-forth affair with Isidro Metapan of El Salvador. The Rapids rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 down before Kandji set up Andre Akpan in the 50th minute to make it 3-2.
Metapan had gone down to 10 men after the ref issued a 41st minute red card to their most dangerous player, Allan Kardeck, for cleaning out Drew Moor with a forearm and a shove.
The two wins follow victories by the Galaxy and Seattle on Tuesday to make MLS a perfect 4-0 in the group stage so far. Toronto FC plays Panamanian side Tauro tonight (8:00, Fox Soccer Channel).