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FC Dallas vs Arabe Unido: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

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All the facts from FCD’s season opening win.

Scoring Summary:

DAL – Cristian Colman (Carlos Gruezo) 30

DAL – Kellyn Acosta (Roland Lamah) 55

DAL – Kellyn Acosta (Tesho) 86

DAL – Michael Barrios (Tesho) 91+

FC DallasChris Seitz, Maynor Figueroa, Matt Hedges, Walker Zimmerman, Hernan Grana (Atiba Harris 84), Carlos Gruezo, Kellyn Acosta, Roland Lamah (Tesho 75), Maxi Urruti, Michael Barrios, Cristian Colman (Javi Morales 70).

Substitutes Not Used: Jesse Gonzalez, Carlos Cermeno, Javier Morales, Atiba Harris, Jacori Hayes, Aaron Guillen.

Arabe Unido – Miguel Loyd, Rigoberto Nino, Fidel Caesar, Leslie Heraldez, Jose Gonzalez, Enrico Small (Alejandro Hincapie 78), Roberto Chen, Amilcar Henriquez, Daniel Ortiz, Josimar Gomez (Gabriel Pino 61), Renan Addles.

Substitutes Not Used: Rolando Algandona, Emanuel Mena, Abdiel Macea, Adan Cordoba, Carlos Small.

Misconduct Summary:

AU – Fidel Cesar (caution) 18

AU – Renan Addles (caution) 28

AU – Amilcar Henriquez (caution) 49

DAL – Maynor Figueroa (caution) 58

Referee: Ricardo Montero

AR1 (bench): Juan Carlos Mora; AR2 (opposite): Osvaldo Luna; 4th: William Anderson.

Weather: Clear, 80

Attendance: 4,019

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja

Thoughts on the match…

Tonight was a very good performance… a great result. We have to keep our feet on the ground and respect our opponent and continue to respect this series. We still have one game to play in Panama. This result gives us a lot of optimism in our chances of qualifying for the semifinal. The job is not done yet.

On Colman…

His priority is to score goals. Tonight he had the instinct and he scored. He had several chances, which gives us optimism for what he is capable of doing in the league.

FC Dallas midfielder Roland Lamah

On the FC Dallas defense…

Our four defenders are very strong. Walker Zimmerman and Matt Hedges… Maynor Figueroa and Hernan Grana all were so good tonight.

FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta

Thoughts on how the new players fit in…

We played a lot of matches in Argentina, so we have a good feel for one another. The newcomers came in today and did well – Cristian [Colman] had a goal. Roland [Lamah] played very well. We had great additions this offseason that has made our team complete.

On scoring two goals…

I was happy about scoring two goals but a lot of the credit goes to my teammates. They got me the ball in good spots. I was happy to be able to capitalize on those chances.