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Franco Jara Watch: Pachuca Striker Continues Form, Scores Fourth Goal in Last Three Clausura Matches

FRISCO, Texas – With the signing of Franco Jara from Pachuca, FC Dallas completed one of the more high-profile signings in the club’s recent history. Although Jara will not arrive in Texas until the summer, we can still keep tabs on him and get a better picture of what is to be expected once the forward officially joins his new club.

Pachuca played out an exciting draw against Querétaro on Saturday. Although the result pushed the team back to 11th place in Clausura play, it still remains only three points behind fourth-placed Juárez and only one point off of the top eight.

It was Jara who found himself on the scoresheet yet again. This time, the forward pounced on a loose ball from a corner in the 34th minute. The striker received a flicked header just outside the six, chested it down onto his right foot and smashed a volley into the bottom left corner of the net to electrify the home crowd.

Jara's form is promising. The striker has four goals in his last three Liga MX appearances, including one in Copa MX play against Toluca.

Up next for Pachuca is a home match against Santos Laguna on Mar. 7. The match can be seen on both ESPN Deportes and TUDN USA. Depending on results around the league, a victory could see Pachuca rise into the top eight.

Pachuca’s Next Five Clausura Matches

vs. Santos Laguna – Mar. 7 at 7 pm – ESPN Deportes and TUDN USA

at Club Tijuana – Mar. 13 at 10:10 pm – ESPN Deportes

vs. Toluca – Mar. 21 at 8 pm – Broadcast info TBD

at Atlético San Luis – Apr. 3 at 7 pm – Broadcast info TBD

at Juárez – Apr. 12 at 7 pm – Broadcast info TBD  

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