FRISCO, Texas – After earning four of six possible points on a two-game road trip, FC Dallas (11-5-6, 39 points) travels to San Salvador, El Salvador to face Alianza FC in its first CONCACAF Champions League match in club history.
The Preliminary Round match is scheduled to kick off Thursday night at 9 p.m. CT at Alianza FC’s Estadio Cuscatlán in San Salvador, El Salvador (live on FOX Soccer). Following the game, FC Dallas returns to Frisco, Texas on Friday to train in preparation for Sunday’s league match versus Chivas USA (6-7-8, 26 points). That match is set to begin at 6 p.m. CT at Pizza Hut Park.
*FC Dallas Weekly Training Schedule (all times Central)
|Monday, July 25||-----||Off||-----|
|Tuesday, July 26||11 a.m.||Training||adidas Field|
|Tuesday, July 26||1:45 p.m.||Flight to San Salvador||-----|
|Wednesday, July 27||TBD||Training||San Salvador, El Salvador|
|Thursday, July 28||9 p.m.||Match vs. Alianza FC||Estadio Cuscatlan|
|Friday, July 29||2:45 p.m.||Return from San Salvador||Pizza Hut Park|
|Saturday, July 30||TBD||Training||adidas Field|
|Sunday, July 31||6 p.m.||Match vs. Chivas USA||Pizza Hut Park|
*All training sessions open to the public unless otherwise noted.
About FC Dallas in CONCACAF Champions League
FC Dallas qualified for the Preliminary Round of the 2011-12 CONCACAF Champions League tournament by reaching MLS Cup 2010 last November. The tournament is played in three stages, the Preliminary Round, Group Stage and Championship Round. The berths for the 24 teams are allocated by country. The 16 Preliminary Round teams face off in two-leg playoffs. The pairings are determined by draw, which also divides the teams for the Group Stage. No two teams from the same country may play each other in the Preliminary Round or Group Stage. FC Dallas also competed in the 1998 CONCACAF Cup Winners Cup, losing group stage matches to Necaxa and Cruz Azul.