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Dallas beaten in Brazil
by Ridge Mahoney, March 5th, 2009 7AM

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[MLS] FC Dallas scored early, on the hour, and late, yet those three goals weren't quite enough to match the output of the team's host in Brazil, Clube Atletico Paranaense, which defeated its MLS partner club, 4-3, Wednesday at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Jeff Cunningham, Kenny Cooper and Aaron Pitchkolan scored for Dallas, which will host CAP in the second leg of the 2009 USA-Brazil Challenge when it returns to the United States this weekend.

Chances abounded in the free-flowing game. Each team blew a one-goal lead, and five goals were scored in a 26-minute span of the second half. FCD used five subs and CAP six under rules adopted for this annual two-game series.

FCD took a 1-0 lead in the 29th minute following a frantic beginning in which both teams threatened, and three Dallas players were cautioned inside of two minutes. Eric Avila kept a ball in play near the corner flag and centered it for Cunningham to hit first-time into the net.

CAP equalized 10 minutes later when Kamali headed Michel's cross off the underside of the crossbar, and took its first lead 10 minutes into the second half when midfielder Jhonatan hit a cross that floated over FCD keeper Dario Sala and into the goal.

Dallas re-tied the game in 60th minute when Kenny Cooper headed home a Dave van den Bergh cross, but fell behind a minute later on a goal by Douglas Maia, and dropped back another goal in the 73rd minute on a penalty kick converted by Michel after a foul by Dallas midfielder Andre Rocha.

Pitchkolan ended the scoring in the 81st minute, punching home a loose ball flicked on by Jamie Watson after Drew Moor headed the ball back across the goalmouth.

osta Rican trialist Alvaro Sanchez played the second half for FCD, and midfielder David Ferreira, on loan from Atletico Paranaense, did not play due to a mutual agreement between both clubs.

Dallas (3-3-2 in preseason) finishes its visit to Brazil with a match against the CAP U-20 team on Friday.

March 4 in Curitiba, Brazil
CA Paranaense 4, FC Dallas 3

Goals: Kamali (Michel) 39, Jhonatan 55, Douglas Maia (Gabriel, 61), Michel (penalty);
Cunningham (Avila) 29, Cooper (van den Bergh, Torres) 60, Pitchkolan 81.
FCD -- Sala, Wagner (Pitchkolan 55), Torres, Purdy (Dello-Russo 83), Moor, van den Bergh (Guarda 75), Pablo Ricchetti, Dax McCarty, Eric Avila (A. Rocha 46), Jeff Cunningham (Sanchez*), Cooper. *on trial
CAP - R, Rocha, Michel (Wellington 78), Manoel, Carlao, Geronimo (Raul 57), Douglas Maia, Jhonatan (Geilson 68), Jatai (Fransergio 58), Gabriel, Kamali (Bruno Costa 63), Wallyson (Washington 78).



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