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CCL
 
Played
October 18, 2011 8:00 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ R. García Orozco‎
Attendance:‬ 2578‎
 
 
 
Joao Plata 69′
 
Joao Plata 81′

FC Dallas 0-3 Toronto FC: Reds qualify for quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Champions League

Joao Plata notched a second half double and set up another to send Toronto through to the next round in the CCL, eliminating Dallas.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Toronto FC beat FC Dallas 3-0 in Texas on Tuesday night, sending the Canadian club through the quarterfinal stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Dallas, the first MLS team to win in Mexico, crashed out of a competition it started brightly, without a loss in its first five CCL matches. A pitiful 2,578 watched the final game of Group C.

"It all started yesterday," TFC coach Aron Winter said. "If you would have seen the guys, the players, the staff, everybody was completely focused on this game because of its importance."

Danny Kovermans opened the scoring midway through the first half, poking the ball past Kevin Hartman on the second attempt after Joao Plata found him in the box.

Plata scored two more in the second half. The 19-year-old Ecuadorian, the shortest player in MLS history, side-footed shots into the bottom right corner of the net in the 69th and 81st minutes to seal the result.

"They showed up to play tonight. They competed for every ball. They were very focused on getting a result," FCD coach Schellas Hyndman said. "I just don’t think we were as committed to this game as they were or as much as we needed to be."


FC Dallas

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Kevin Hartman
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Ugo Ihemelu
Defender
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
68′
 - 
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Daniel Hernández
Midfielder
68′
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
 - 
10
Ricardo Villar
Midfielder
46′
 - 
81
Marvin Chávez
Midfielder
 - 
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Brek Shea
Midfielder
87′
 - 

Toronto FC

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Milos Kocic
Goalkeeper
 - 
6
Andy Iro
Defender
42′
 - 
15
 - 
5
 - 
2
Ty Harden
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
22
Torsten Frings
Midfielder
 - 
8
Joao Plata
Striker
29′ 69′ 81′ 85′
 - 
10
 - 
-
 - 
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Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Daniel Cruz
Midfielder
46′
 - 
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Bruno Guarda
Midfielder
87′
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
28
Victor Ulloa
Midfielder
 - 
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Ruben Luna
Striker
68′ 91′
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Substitutes

 - 
24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
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Eddy Viator
Defender
 - 
24
Nathan Sturgis
Midfielder
92′
 - 
-
 - 
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Terry Dunfield
Midfielder
80′
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-
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Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
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  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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Striker
Toluca
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N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0