CCL: FC Dallas makes it 4-for-4 for MLS clubs

FC Dallas needed a goal by Honduran Maynor Figueroa in the 84th minute to give the MLS Supporters' Shield leader a 2-1 win over Real Esteli of Nicaragua in their Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League opener. FC Dallas fielded its first team but struggled to defeat the Nicaraguan champion, now winless in 17 CCL games.

Both teams hit the woodwork before Michael Barrios put FC Dallas ahead in the 44th minute, but sub Juan Berdun equalized three minutes after entering the game following the break.

The FC Dallas victory gave MLS clubs four wins in four games in Week 1. Sporting Kansas City begins play in Week 2.

Aug. 4 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas 2 Real Esteli 1. Goals: Barrios 44, Figueroa 84; Berdun 48.
FC Dallas -- Gonzalez, Figueroa, Hedges, Zimmerman, Harris, Acosta (Rosales 82), Gruezo, Hollingshead (Akindele 56), Diaz, Barrios (Ulloa 90), Urruti.
Real Esteli -- Lorente, Copete, Mosquera, Rosas, Wilson, Calero (Mejia 66), Lopez, Jabis, Santana (Berdun 46; Paz 75), Torres, Quijano.
Att.: 7,466.
Aug. 3 in Portland
Portland Timbers 2 Dragon 1. Goals: McInerney 21, Valeri 90; Howell 76.
Portland Timbers -- Gleeson, Powell, Taylor, Okugo, Vytas, Valeri, Chara, Jewsbury, Grabavoy (Nagbe, 66), Adi, McInerney (Melano, 73).
Dragon -- Hernandez, Osorio, Monteagudo, Lizama (Posadas, 85), Gonzalez, Jack, Hernandez, Bely, Polio (Cruz, 63), Valencia, Howell (Lopez, 80).
Att.: 16,268.

Aug. 3 in Harrison, N.J.
NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua 0. Goals: own goal 16, Muyl 62, Kljestan 79.
NY Red Bulls -- Meara; Lawrence (Lade 63), Collin, Perrinelle, Duvall, Adams (Kljestan 78), Davis, Felipe, Muyl, Veron, S.Wright-Phillips (Etienne 69).
Antigua -- Alvarez; Gonzalez, Pinto, Miranda (Thompson 64), Russell (Archila 78), Herrera, Galindo, Betancourt, Pena, Castillo (Herrarte 56), Acosta.
Red Card: Antigua -- Betancourt 26.
Att.: 4,958

Aug. 2 in Couva
Central FC 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1. Goal: Techera 34.
Central FC -- Sample; Gabriel, Ettienne, Villaroel, Goodridge; Garcia, Paul, de Silva (Corbin 87), Mitchell (Joseph 72); Dillon (Cummings 51), Marcano.
Vancouver Whitecaps -- Richey; Smith, Kah, Edgar, Levis; McKendry, Teibert;  Aird, Mezquida (Froese 89), Techera (Davies 66); Hurtado (Greig 74).

Week 1, Results:

Central FC (TRI) 0 Vancouver Whitecaps 1
Pachuca (MEX) 1 Olimpia (HON) 0
W Connection (TRI) 2 UNAM (MEX) 4
NY Red Bulls 3 Antigua (GUA) 0
Portland Timbers 2 Dragon (SLV) 1
Don Bosco (HAI) 0 Monterrey (MEX) 3
FC Dallas 2 Real Esteli (NCA) 1
Plaza Amador (PAN) 1 Herediano (CRC) 1
Note: All times ET.

Week 2, Schedule:
Central FC (TRI) vs. Sporting KC
Alianza FC (SLV) vs. NY Red Bulls
Olimpia (HON) vs. Police United (BLZ)
Monterrey (MEX) vs. Arabe Unido (PAN)
Herediano (CRC) vs. Tigres (MEX)
Suchitepequez (GUA) vs. Real Esteli (NCA)
UNAM (MEX) vs. Honduras Progreso (HON)
Saprissa (CRC) vs. Dragon (SLV)

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