Needing at least a tie to advance, FC Dallas rallied from 2-0 down after 22 minutes to beat Suchitepequez, 5-2, in Guatemala City and advance to the quarterfinals of the Scotiabank Concacaf Champions
Goals by Carlos Gruezo and Matt Hedges on headers pulled FC Dallas even by the 35th minute and three goals after the break sealed the win.
FC Dallas is
juggling two campaigns -- it will clinch the MLS Supporters' Shield with at least a draw against the LA Galaxy on Sunday -- and started just four players from Sunday's 2-1 win over Seattle that put it
in first place in the MLS standings.
FC Dallas coach Oscar Pareja even dressed 16-year-old Paxton Pomykal, who just signed with the club.
Week 6, Results: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 Arabe Unido (PAN) 2 Don Bosco (HAI) 0 Tigres (MEX) 3
Herediano (CRC) 0 Antigua (GUA) 1 Alianza (SLV) 3 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 Sporting KC 3 Central FC (TRI) 1 Portland Timbers 1 Saprissa (CRC) 1 Olimpia
(HON) 4 Pachuca (MEX) 4 THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 Suchitepequez (GUA) 2 FC Dallas 5 UNAM (MEX) 8 W Connection (TRI) 1
Final Standings: Group A: UNAM 9 points; Honduras Progreso 7; W Connection 1. Group B: *Saprissa 8 points; Portland Timbers 7; Dragon 1. Group
C: *Vancouver Whitecaps 12 points; Sporting KC 4; Central FC 1. Group D: *Arabe Unido 12 points; Monterrey 6; Don Bosco 0. Group E: *Pachuca 10 points; Olimpia 7; Police
United 0. Group F: *NY Red Bulls 8 points; Alianza 5; Antigua 2. Group G: *Tigres 9 points; Herediano, Plaza Amador 4. Group H: FC Dallas 8 points; Suchitepequez
5; Real Esteli 2. *Clinched berth in quarterfinals.