FCD see off spirited Orlando 1-0 in Disney opener
Rodríguez nets as Dallas hold off challenge from 3rd-div. side
ORLANDO, Fla. – FC Dallas overcame stiff opposition from USL-Pro side Orlando City to take a 1-0 victory in the opener of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic on Thursday night at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
Colombian forward Milton Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game in the 30th minute and FC Dallas made it hold up and will face the winner of the Houston Dynamo vs. Toronto FC match on Saturday at 8 pm ET (live stream on ESPN3.com).
Dynamo top TFC at Disney, set up all-Texas final
Houston rally to beat Toronto 3-2, to face FC Dallas on Saturday
ORLANDO, Fla. – The Houston Dynamo registered yet another preseason victory on Thursday with a 3-2 victory over Toronto FC to close out the first day of the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Dynamo’s victory sets up an all-Texas MLS final on Saturday night as Houston will meet FC Dallas, 1-0 winners over Orlando City in the opening matchup of the night. Toronto FC will take on Orlando City in Saturday’s third-place match.
After a four-goal first half in which Toronto FC twice took the lead only to see Houston equalize on both occasions, second-half substitute Cam Weaver broke the tie on a header to give Houston the lead for good.
It was Toronto winger Jacob Peterson who got the scoring underway when he ran onto a through-ball into the box and deposited the ball under the crossbar after only seven minutes of play.