[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] FC Dallas' debut in the Concacaf Champions League produced a result of historic proportions. UNAM paid the price for resting its stars as FC Dallas beat Pumas, 1-0, in rainy Mexico City for the first win by an MLS club in 26 Concacaf games on Mexican soil.
The Colorado Rapids recovered from giving up a goal on a penalty kick in the 1st minute and twice trailing to beat Isidro Metapan of El Salvador, 3-2, and make it four MLS wins in four games in the group stage of the Concacaf Champions League.
Honduran Marvin Chavez scored on a rebound after Jair Benitez's shot hit the post to give FC Dallas the win over UNAM, whose coach Guillermo Vasquez rested every player he started in Pumas' Mexican league game against Santos on Sunday and put three teenagers on the field against Dallas.
At Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Mac Kandji was the hero, scoring a pair of first-half goals and assisting on Andre Akpan's winning goal early in the second half. The game was Kandji's first start since being injured on the goal that won MLS Cup 2010 for the Rapids and qualified them for the Concacaf Champions League.
Allan Kardeck Dos Santos had given Metapan the lead in the 1st minute when he converted a penalty after Drew Moor took down Cristhian Bautista in the area.
With Metapan leading 2-1 late in the first half, Kardeck Dos Santos was sent off for a foul on Moor.