FRISCO - The FC Dallas U-16s advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 Generation adidas Cup after a 3-1 win over Liga MX side UNAM Pumas at the Toyota Soccer Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Needing a draw or win to advance, the U-16s started off the match in poor fashion as Pumas scored in just the second minute, the first goal FCD has given up in the tournament.
Luchi Gonzalez's team bounced back, however, with Giovanni Montesdeoca scoring off a scrum in the box in the 16th minute to tie the match up.
With ten minutes left, Toshiki Yasuda slid a shot into the bottom corner after a nice feed from Devin Vega to put FC Dallas in front 2-1 and just a couple minutes later Benjamin Granillo blasted a beautiful strike from long range to put the match out of reach.
With the 3-1 win, FC Dallas finished a perfect 3-0-0 in the group stage and will play in the semifinals at Toyota Stadium on Thursday night.