FC Dallas squandered a slew of chances late in the first half, which proved costly in a 1-0 defeat to Tauro FC In the opening leg of the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League Round of 16 at Estadio Rommel Fernandez Wednesday night.
Edwin Aguilar latched onto a Jesus Gonzalez corner kick and headed in off Jesse Gonzalez to give Tauro, which scores more than 70 percent of its domestic goals in the second half, a 1-0 lead in the 57th minute.
Santiago Mosquera came close to scoring on his FC Dallas debut, but the 23-year-old Colombian’s chip in the 42nd minute was pushed over the bar by Tauro goalkeeper Oscar McFarlane in the best chance of a first half that saw the visitors dominate possession and scoring chances, but come away empty.
- 57' - TAU - Edwin Aguilar
Man of the Match
: The ageless Oscar McFarlane came up with a massive save to deny Santiago Mosquera with a one-handed parry over the crossbar three minutes from halftime.
- Leg 2: FC Dallas vs. Tauro FC, Toyota Stadium, Wednesday, Feb. 28 | 10 pm ET (www.go90.com, www.univisiondeportes.com)