FRISCO, Texas (AP) – Jair Benitez and Jackson Goncalves scored to give FC Dallas to a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the quarterfinal round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament on Tuesday night.
Dallas, which won the tournament in 1997 and reached the final in 2005 and 2007, exacted a bit of revenge after losing 2-0 to Salt Lake in an MLS game Saturday in Utah.
FC Dallas will face the winner of Wednesday night's game between Los Angeles and Seattle in a semifinal match on Aug. 30. The Cup champion earns an automatic entry into the 2012 CONCACAF Champions League competition.
Both teams used their usual starters, and Dallas continued its mastery over Salt Lake on its home field. Dallas is 10-0-1 against Salt Lake at home with a 22-6 edge in goals.