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Despite loss, FC Dallas advances to Champions League semifinals

Arabe Unido scored two late goals to win on Wednesday night.

MLS: Arabe Unido at FC Dallas Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

Despite falling 2-1 at Arabe Unido on Wednesday night, FC Dallas advanced to the CONCACAF Champions League semifinals for the first time in club history with a 5-2 aggregate win.

FC Dallas will face 2016 Liga MX Clausura champions CF Pachuca in the semifinals beginning on either March 14th or 15th at Toyota Stadium in Frisco.

FCD took the early lead in this second leg thanks to a 25th minute own-goal by Arabe Unido. Michael Barrios drove down the right side of the field and sent in a tough cross that forced the Arabe defender to make a poor touch into his own goal.

The goal turned out to be a huge gift for FC Dallas as Oscar Pareja was able to rotate in some players in the second half including Homegrown attacker Paxton Pomykal for his first career appearance with the club.

Arabe was able to respond late with a pair of goals in the 90th minute. First, Roberto Chen headed a ball in to level the game at one goal apiece. Moments after that the Panamanian champions had a little extra life in them as Leslie Heraldez headed in another ball off a set piece to give the home side the win on the night.

FC Dallas returns to action this weekend as they open up regular season play against the LA Galaxy.