CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup: Necaxa downs Dallas 4-1

Mexican international forward Luis Hernandez scored one goal and drew a penalty kick to lead Necaxa of Mexico to a 4-1 win over the Dallas Burn in the CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup March 4 in Dallas. Hernandez, the hero of Mexico's 1-0 wins over Jamaica and the U.S. in the recently concluded Gold Cup, took a through ball from Pedro Pineda in the 7th minute, setting up a one-on-one with Dallas' Mark Dodd. The Burn keeper managed to get a hand on the shot, but the ball deflected into the goal. Hernandez was fouled in the box by Brandon Pollard later in the first half, and Pineda converted the resulting penalty. Pineda and Edson Alvarado added second-half goals for Necaxa. Dante Washington scored the Burn's only goal on a 6-yard, first-time volley in the 57th minute. The game was the first match in North Group play. Dallas will host Cruz Azul of Mexico on March 8 at the Cotton Bowl, and the two Mexican clubs will meet March 10 in Mexico City. The North Group winner will meet the champion of the South Group (Olimpia and Platense of Honduras and Municipal of Guatemala) at a date to be determined. March 4 in Dallas Dallas Burn (MLS) 1 Necaxa (Mexico) 4. Goals: Washington 57; Hernandez 7, Pineda (pen.) 45, 56, Alvarado 58. Dallas -- Dodd, Dade (Farrer, 46), Soehn, Pollard, Rodriguez, Kreis, L.Alvarez, Sutter, Eck (Sawatzky, 66), Washington, Suarez. Necaxa -- Gutierrez, Cabrera, Trevino, De Oca, Aguinaga (Mendoza, 62), Alvarado, De La Torre (Begerril, 77), Del Olmo (Vasquez, 64), Vilches, Hernandez, Pineda. Att.: 10,926.
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