BOSTON - FC Dallas’ eMLS competitor Alan Avila (@AlanAvi_) advanced to the Western Conference Final with a thrilling come-from-behind 3-2 win in stoppage time over Sporting Kansas City’s Alekzandur in the Western Conference Semifinals on Saturday at PAX East in Boston. His victory sets up the first-ever Digital Texas Derby as Avila will play Houston’s Kid M3Mito in the Western Conference Championship on Sunday. The winner advances to the inaugural eMLS Cup Final presented by PlayStation.
“Today, I managed to switch it up, switch my tactics and capitalize on every opportunity,” Avila said after his Semifinal win. “We took home the W after coming back.”
Avila, a former midfielder in the FC Dallas Youth program from 2010-2014, earned a spot in the Western Conference Semifinals with a dominant 6-1 win over Minnesota United’s Pacify X in the Quarterfinals.
eMLS Cup finalists will qualify for the Global Series Playoffs and a chance to represent their club in the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018.
FC Dallas hosts the Colorado Rapids tonight at 7PM at Toyota Stadium.