FC Dallas fell to Tigres of Mexico, 2-1, in the first leg of the third annual Rio Grande Plate on Wednesday night at the Estadio Universitario in
Brazilian forward Ricardinho
scored the lone FCD goal early in the second half on a long-range shot. The return leg of the series will
be played at Pizza Hut Park later this year.
FCD used two completely different lineups in each half. To start, Ray Burse
was in goal behind a
three-man backline of Drew Moor
, Duilio Davino
and Alex Yi
. The five
midfielders were teenager Abdus Ibrahim
on the right, Dax McCarty
and Brazilian newcomer Andre Rocha
in the center, Blake Wagner
on the left, with Juan Toja
playing behind forwards Arturo Alvarez
and Kenny Cooper.
Tigres started only two players from the team that started Saturday in its 0-0
tie with Guadalajara.