FC Dallas will need to make up a 1-0 deficit when it returns home to face Panama's Tauro FC next Wednesday.
It fell in its first game of the year when FCD keeper Jesse Gonzalez failed to grab Edwin Aguilar's header off a corner kick and the
ball rolled into the goal in the 57th minute.
FC Dallas chances. FC Dallas had its chances in the first half. Reggie
Cannon, the 19-year-old Homegrown product who has won the right-back job, had a pass deflected off the post in the 22nd minute. Young DP Santiago Mosquera and Maxi Urruti both
had shots saved by Tauro keeper Oscar McFarlane.
The game marked the debuts for defenders Reto Ziegler and Anton Nedyalkov and Mosquera, signed as a Young DP.
Acosta absent. FC Dallas was without Kellyn Acosta, the star of its run to the CCL semifinals in 2017. He did not travel to
Panama as he is again sidelined with a groin injury that bothered him in 2017. Victor Ulloa started in Acosta's place in midfield.
Feb. 21 in Panama City Tauro FC 1 FC Dallas 0. Goal: Aguilar 57. Tauro FC -- McFarlane, Nino, Chara, Gutierrez, Dixon, Botello, Carrasquilla, Sanchez,
Gonzalez (Villarreal 80), Tamburelli (Small 88), Aguilar. FC Dallas -- Gonzalez, Nedyalkov (Figueroa 54), Ziegler, Hedges, Cannon, Ulloa, Gruezo, S.Mosquera (Hollingshead 69), Diaz
(Akindele 80), Barrios, Urruti.