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FRISCO – Another Michel penalty kick gave Dallas the early lead, but Osvaldo Alonso scored in the 54th minute to tie the game and give the Sounders the edge in away goals as the first leg of this aggregate series ended in that 1-1 draw at Toyota Stadium.
Dallas will need to win the second leg on Nov. 10 in Seattle or force a tie where they score at least two goals. A scoreless or Seattle win will advance the Sounders, while another 1-1 draw would force extra time in the second game.
Coach Oscar Pareja remains confident that his club can get at least the one more goal it will need at CenturyLink Field despite FCD not being able to get one past Stefan Frei on the field at home.
“We have 90 minutes remaining and we can score there also. It’s frustrating any time that you concede a goal, especially because I understand the advantage of scoring away and the players do too, but that is nothing we can’t repeat. We can score there also.”
FCD could use a jolt of confidence, because goals have suddenly been hard to come by. Dallas has only scored one goal that wasn’t a penalty kick in the last three games – all of them at home. Now they will have to be in a much more attacking mode in Seattle; Dallas has not scored more than one goal in an away game since Aug. 16.


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