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FC Dallas takes care of Toronto FC 1-0 (again)
by Ridge Mahoney, August 25th, 2011 5:16PM
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[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Strange as it may seem for suspended Concacaf Champions League games to be replayed in their entirety rather than resumed, FC Dallas took care of Toronto FC by the same 1-0 score by which it led when play was stopped Wednesday night.

Not much else about the second game, which kicked off at 10:15 am local time Thursday at BMO Field, resembled the first, however. An allergic reaction forced midfielder Andrew Jacobson out of the lineup and FCD failed to convert a penalty kick, yet still it won with a goal by the man who replaced Jacobson, recently acquired defender Jack Stewart.

“A better script would have been you would have known you were starting,” said Stewart, who headed home an Ugo Ihemelu cross a minute after keeper Milos Kocic tipped Daniel Hernandez’s penalty kick wide of the post. “But at the end of the day, I did what I was brought in here to do, and that was to give cover to guys and then try to work my way into the lineup.”

By Concacaf rules, the game – which officials suspended with FCD leading, 1-0, at halftime due to a severe lightning storm pounding the Toronto area – was replayed from the opening kickoff. The original game had been suspended during the first half, and stopped for good at halftime. Jackson gave FCD its lead with a superb, volleyed finish of a long diagonal ball. After a delay of more than an hour, punctuated by several lightning strikes near BMO Field, officials told the teams to come back in the morning.

As they took the field for the replay, Jacobson – a midfielder drafted as centerback due to injuries and the sudden departure of George John in a pending transfer to Blackburn -- informed head coach Schellas Hyndman he’d accidentally eaten some peanuts, to which he is allergic. "His body was shutting down so we had to take him to the hospital,” Hyndman told mlssoccer.com.

Hyndman sent Stewart onto the field as the teams were warming up. He joined the team on loan last week from NSC Minnesota Stars of the NASL. “I didn’t know what was going on,” Stewart said. “They just told me to go in there and I was like, ‘This is going to be interesting.’”

Stewart started at centerback alongside Ihemelu, with regular left back Jair Benitez and another recent acquisition, Jeremy Hall, at right back.

Stewart, a former Fire and RSL player, appeared in 36 league and playoff games from 2005 to 2007 before dropping down a division. He scored two goals, one in the regular season and one in the playoffs, for Chicago in 2005.

By winning, FCD Dallas took over first place in Group C with a 2-0-0 record. TFC (1-1-0) had beaten Tauro FC of Panama, 2-1, last week in its opener. Tauro hosts UNAM Pumas Thursday night; both teams lost their first games.



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