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Dallas Cup 2011 Day 3: FC Dallas Defeats Japan and more

It's judgement day at Dallas Cup as by the end of the day we will know what four teams will face off at Pizza Hut Park on Friday night in the Gordon Jago Super Group Semifinals. At this time we know two of those four teams and one of them will be a team close to all of our hearts as FC Dallas defeated Japan 2-1 at a chilly, drizzly Pizza Hut Park Field #4.

It was easily FCD's worst performance of their three games, as Japan was down to ten men just minutes into the game with the keeper being sent off and Dallas awarded a penalty. However, Dallas got the job done winning 2-1 and booking their place in their first ever Dallas Cup Super Group semifinal. They'll face the winner of Tigres vs Corinthians which is being played at 8:30 tonight

Read on to see who is playing in the other semifinal

On the other half of the Super Group, Eintracht Frankfurt booked their place in the semifinals with a wild 2-2 draw against Coritiba. Needing a draw to advance, Eintracht jumped out to a 2-0 lead before Coritiba remarkably tied the game up with about 15 minutes left. 

The Brazilians would have a very strong penalty shout turned down right at the end of the game which would prompt them to surround the officials at the final whistle in a crazy scene. One guy pushed the official in the back and was shown a red card, though I'm not really sure what that matters at this point in the tournament. Eintracht looked good and will be very formidable.

Eintracht will likely play Arsenal in the first Super Group semifinals as the English need to avoid losing to Club Bolivar by at least six goals in their game going on currently. 

I'll have tickets to give away to the semifinals tomorrow on the Blog, so come back!