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Kellyn Acosta scores twice in 4-0 win for FC Dallas over Arabe Unido

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Cristian Colman and Michael Barrios also added goals in the win.

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FC Dallas kicked off their quarterfinal series with Panamanian side Arabe Unido on Thursday night with a 4-0 win.

Kellyn Acosta contributed two second half goals to help boost the MLS side.

FC Dallas got their first good look at goal nine minutes in as Roland Lamah got a ball into the penalty box that forced a Arabe defender to clear it out to the right side where Hernan Grana picked the ball up and sent a curling ball back into the box, forcing Miguel Lloyd to make a save.

FCD broke through first in the 30th minute on a long ball from Carlos Gruezo played over the top of the Arabe defense to Cristian Colman. The new Dallas striker took one bounce before volleying the ball into the back of the net.

Dallas doubled the lead ten minutes into the second half of a sequence in the midfield on the right side of the field with Lamah who danced around a couple defenders in the penalty box before laying back to Acosta who ripped a ridiculous ball into the far upper corner of the goal.

Acosta doubled his tally with five minutes to go on a give and go with Tesho Akindele. The Canadian international played Acosta a ball into the top of the box where the Dallas Homegrown chipped the Arabe keeper to make it 3-0.

In stoppage time Dallas added a fourth goal on a breakaway from Michael Barrios. The Colombian winger got a ball on the right side from Akindele and then placed it perfectly past the Arabe keeper.

FC Dallas will travel to Panama next Wednesday for the second leg of this quarterfinal series. The winner will take on the winner of the Pachuca-Saprissa series.