So much news to get to, some of this probably deserves its own thread, but we'll just catch it all here.
First things first, Dallas took a win from the hostile Estadio Cuscatlan last night. The apparent nervousness of the FCD players in the first 15 minutes or so is understandable when you see the atmosphere at kickoff last night in El Salvador.
Entrada Alianza F.C Vs Dallas (via xeneizeguerrero)
The reports from El Salvador are about as you'd expect. Basically saying that Alianza didn't take their chances and were punished for it. Masconazo has a nice report.
The cold water hit the min. 69 when Jackson Goncalves find us a space in the center, opened the defense and came to the area to beat for low to Cuellar. It was the 1-0 anybody expected at the time.
They've also got a nice photo gallery up with some funny pictures of the fan that invaded the pitch.
Jackson’s late winner was the result of four touches on the ball by FC Dallas in the Alianza half of the field. Villar flicked the ball over two different defenders before Jackson finished the run emphatically.
Keep reading for GA Cup, hear from Milton Rodriguez and more
FC Dallas (if I may risk putting the jinx on the whole thing) are proving something tonight that I have held forth for years: It is stupid to play for a draw on the road. Go out and play to win; good things will happen. Good on Sensei. He had the boys come out to play tonight. Love this team.
TXFutgol has a couple of nice pieces up. First, Denise Isla caught up with Milton Rodriguez after he got cut. Classy guy...
This year will not end the season with the club, something that must be frustrating, "yes, it's frustrating and sad one can not give a final fight again, but I know they will come again and this time they have three championships to the front.Of the three I think both of them are aa win. "
Rodriguez says goodbye saying "one longs to leave friends but will always be in touch because there is much ahead for them and for me."
Also, the FC Dallas U17 team is doing some real work at the Generation Adidas Cup in Frisco. Tonight they take on DC United at 830PM in the semifinals of the league-wide tournament. I highly recommended heading out there tonight and checking this out, I know I am. Click the link for a recap of yesterday's action.
Finally, the U20 World Cup begins today in Colombia. Tomorrow, Fabian Castillo and Colombia open up against France, all the games can be seen on ESPN3.com. MLSSoccer.com caught up with Fabian Castillo for a Q&A