FC Dallas fought off the elements and an unfamiliar environment to take a big step closer to reaching the CONCACAF Champions League group stage.
Jackson's 70th-minute goal gave FCD a 1-0 victory over Alianza FC in El Salvador on a rainy Thursday night. The MLS side takes that advantage and the away goal into next Wednesday's return leg with hopes of qualifying for the group stage, where it would compete with Pumas UNAM, Tauro FC and either Toronto FC or Real Esteli.
Kevin Hartman was tremendous in goal for Dallas, who got on the board when Ricardo Villar flicked a pass up ahead to Jackson. The versatile Brazilian put the ball around a defender before entering the area and finishing.
Here are highlights from the match:
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