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FC Dallas falls 2-1 to Tigres in Monterrey

FC Dallas falls 2-1 to Tigres in Monterrey

Andrew Wiedeman scored for FC Dallas, but they lost 1-2 to Tigres. PHOTO Howard C Smith / ISIPhotos.com

Andrew Wiedeman scored for FC Dallas, but they lost 1-2 to Tigres. PHOTO Howard C Smith / ISIPhotos.com

Home leg of the Rio Grande Plate scheduled for Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. CT

MONTERREY, Mexico – (Wednesday, March 23, 2011) – FC Dallas stormed back to tie its Rio Grande Plate partners 1-1 in the 53rd minute on an spectacular goal by Andrew Wiedeman, but Tigres stood tall at home, getting a game-winner from Francisco Acuna in the 82nd minute to defeat the MLS side 2-1 in Monterrey, Mexico Wednesday night.
Tigres held a distinct advantage in possession early on and made FC Dallas pay in the 14th minute when Eric Avila held up Alberto Acosta on Tigres’ left flank. Acosta took the free kick following the foul, playing a perfect ball in for Carlos Acosta to redirect onto goal. Seemingly unmarked, Acosta stepped back to the penalty mark before nodding a shot that smacked the inside of the far post and dribbled into the net behind goalkeeper Chris Seitz. 

FC Dallas enjoyed its first real taste of the ball following the goal by Tigres. The best opportunity of the next 10 minutes belonged to Avila, who went around multiple defenders on the near touchline. Unfortunately, Avila’s off-balance cross was quickly gobbled up by Tigres goalkeeper Cirilo Saucedo.

Tigres fired right back in the 28th minute, but this time they were denied by Chris Seitz. On the play, Jesus Molina collected a loose ball and crushed a volley to the far post from 30-yards out. The shot dipped hard on its way to the back post, only to be intercepted by Seitz, who dove backwards to tip the shot over the crossbar.

Avila was back again in the 40th minute. He outmuscle two defenders on the flank before turning inside and combining with Eric Alexander to free up a shot from Andrew Jacobson. Jacobson cut through a pack of defenders and ripped a line drive at Saucedo, who fought off the shot, somehow pushing it just wide of the right post.

A different FC Dallas team took the field in the second half, both literally and in mentality. FC Dallas head coach made five substitutions at the half, but the most important move was the choice to attack. Dallas opened the second half on the offensive and Andrew Wiedeman showed no hesitation after taking over for Alexander on the left flank. Accepting a pass from Jacobson, Wiedeman cut hard to the inside and let a rocket go from 35-yards. The rising line-drive to the back post caught Saucedo off guard and whizzed past his outstretched hand and into the far side netting in the 53rd minute.

FC Dallas continued to win the midfield battle through the 76th minute, but not much further. A quick Tigres’ counter-attack ushered the ball wide to Acosta, who whipped a precise ball to the far post. Acuna got the better angle on his marker and roofed a one-touch finish by goalkeeper Josh Lambo, who was a second away from smothering the shot just as the three players came together.  

Scoring Summary:

1-0   TIG – Carlos Ochoa (Alberto Acosta) 14
1-1   DAL – Andrew Wiedeman (Andrew Jacobson) 53
2-1   TIG – Francisco Acuna (Acosta) 82

Misconduct Summary:

DAL – Andrew Jacobson (caution, dissent) 69

FC Dallas – Chris Seitz (Josh Lambo 46), Jair Benitez, Brek Shea (George John 88), Ugo Ihemelu (trialist 46), Zach Loyd, Daniel Hernandez (Bruno Guarda 46), Eric Avila (Bobby Warshaw 46), Ricardo Villar, Andrew Jacobson, Eric Alexander (Andrew Wiedeman 46), Ruben Luna (Peri Marosevic 72).

Tigres – Cirilo Saucedo, Anselmo Junior, Hugo Ayala, Jesus Molina, Danilo Veron, Antonio Sancho, Francisco Acuna, Carlos Ochoa, Jose Rivas, Omar Trujillo (Jesus Duenas 77), Alberto Acosta.

Subs not used: David Toledo, Antonio Zacarias, Enrique Palos, Aaron Fernandez, Leo Morales, Pablo Ocegueda.

FC Dallas renew partnership with Mexican Club Tigres

Two sides will meet twice in 2011 Rio Grande Plate home and away series

FRISCO, Texas (March 16, 2011) – FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn and his Tigres counterpart Alejandro Rodriguez Miechielsen are reviving the recently dormant partnership between their two clubs, beginning with a friendly at Tigres’ Estadio Universitario March 23 at 9:45 p.m. CT.

Spanish radio 1270 AM La Voz de la Pueblo will broadcast the game live from Monterrey with Carlos Alvarado calling all the action.

The partnership between FC Dallas and Tigres Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo Leon formally began in July 2006 with the creation of the Rio Grande Plate by FC Dallas founder Lamar Hunt. However, the partnership goes well beyond friendly rivalry, with far-reaching elements designed to help grow both clubs. 

“Lamar Hunt was the ultimate American sports pioneer,” said Quinn. “Whether it was soccer, football or tennis, his vision transformed the landscape of professional sports in this country. We are proud to continue upholding his legacy with a partnership he had the foresight to create five years ago. It’s a relationship we know will be beneficial in a variety of ways to both organizations for many years to come.”

The relationship could provide first team preseason training sites for both clubs, as well as player exchange opportunities. Perhaps more important is the opportunity to share ideas and improve coaching and player development on the youth side for both clubs, as Tigres and FC Dallas plan youth coach education and exchange programs, as well as frequent youth development mini tournaments and exhibition matches.

“Club Tigres is honored to have established this fellowship with FC Dallas, not only because it is a great team, among the best in the U.S., but because it gives our academy and first team players the opportunity to live the international experience,” said Rodriguez.

The two sides will meet at Pizza Hut Park on Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. CT in the second leg of the friendly series. FC Dallas won the Rio Grande Plate first edition and the UANL side won the second and third editions. The 2011 resurgence is the fourth time the series will be played between the two clubs.

Renuevan FC Dallas y Tigres asociación deportiva y comercial

Ambos equipos se medirán con partidos

de ida y vuelta en la versión 2011 de Rio Grande Plate

FRISCO, Texas, 15 de marzo.- Con un partido amistoso entre FC Dallas y Club Tigres como parte de la competencia Rio Grande Plate, ambas instituciones futbolísticas celebrarán la renovación de su alianza el próximo miércoles 23 de marzo en el Estadio Universitario, en la zona metropolitana de Monterrey, México.

El presidente y director ejecutivo del FC Dallas, Doug Quinn, y su homólogo en el equipo mexicano, Alejandro Rodríguez Miechielsen, anunciaron la reciente reactivación de esta asociación que favorece el desarrollo de ambos clubes.

Al juego de ida, que se llevará a cabo a las 8:45 p.m. (9:45 p.m. en el horario de Dallas) en la casa de los Tigres, le seguirá el de vuelta el 3 de septiembre a las 7:30 p.m. en el Estadio Pizza Hut Park de Frisco, Texas, donde se entregará el trofeo al vencedor.

“Lamar Hunt fue un pionero esencial del deporte estadounidense”, dijo Quinn. “Ya sea fútbol,  fútbol Americano o tenis, su visión transformo el escenario de los deportes profesionales en este país. Estamos orgullosos de continuar manteniendo su legado creando una asociación de la cual él tuvo la visión hace cinco años. Es una relación que sabemos será beneficiosa de varias maneras para ambas organizaciones durante muchos años por venir.”

Agregó que esta relación proveerá y facilitará a ambos clubes el uso de instalaciones de entrenamiento para llevar a cabo las pretemporadas de ambos, así como oportunidades para negociar préstamo e intercambio de jugadores en todos los niveles y continuar con los torneos de invitación entre ambas canteras. 

“Para Club Tigres es un honor haber establecido esta hermandad con FC Dallas no sólo porque es un gran equipo, muy joven, que hoy está entre los mejores de Estados Unidos, sino porque permite a nuestros jugadores de Fuerzas Básicas y Primera División el vivir una gran experiencia internacional”, señaló, a su vez, el presidente Rodríguez.

La serie del Rio Grande Plate, creada por el destacado empresario y promotor deportivo Lamar Hunt, nació en el año 2006 como parte de las actividades derivadas de la alianza entre el FC Dallas y Tigres de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. El equipo texano ganó la primera edición y el plantel de la UANL se llevó el triunfo en la segunda y la tercera edición. El resurgimiento de la serie en el 2011 será la cuarta edición por jugarse entre los dos clubes.

La transmisión del juego de ida del Rio Grande Plate estará en vivo a través de 1270 AM “La Voz del Pueblo” el próximo miércoles 23 de Marzo 9:45 p.m. Hora del Centro en Dallas con los comentarios de Carlos Alvarado.
— www.FCDallas.com —

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