FC Dallas overcame an early deficit to take the advantage in their 2016-17 CONCACAF Champions League series against Mexican side Pachuca on Wednesday, winning 2-1 at Toyota Stadium in the semifinal first leg.
Franco Jara capitalized on sloppy play in the box to put Pachuca ahead in the 3rd minute, but Maxi Urruti slammed home an equalizer for Dallas just before halftime. Kellyn Acosta put the hosts ahead with a beautiful free kick just before the hour mark, and FC Dallas held on to get an important win.
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- Watch: Acosta hits terrific free kick in win
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ACOSTA IS ON FIRE:
To say Acosta has been good so far this season, in all competitions, would be an understatement. The midfielder is racking up quality performance after quality performance in 2017, and scoring four goals in five competitive games so far this season. He's also making history for Dallas in CCL.
- DAL: Saturday, March 18 – vs. New England (8 pm ET | MLS LIVE)