Toronto FC blanks FC Dallas 3-0
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Joao Plata had two goals and an assist and Toronto FC clinched a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 victory over FC Dallas on Tuesday night.
Danny Koevermans added a goal and Toronto goalkeeper Milos Kocic made two saves for the shutout as Toronto finished with a 3-2-1 record in Group C play.
FC Dallas was eliminated after winning its first two matches in group play on the road. FC Dallas lost its past three by a combined score of 10-3 and wound up winless (0-2-1) on its home field.
The 19-year-old Plata, in his first MLS season after coming over from Ecuador, had three goals and five assists in 30 league matches. He also has four goals in five Champions League games.