FRISCO, Texas (AP) – FC Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman and Tauro FC's Alvaro Anzola took turns making spectacular saves as the teams played to 1-1 draw in a CONCACAF Champions League match Wednesday night.
Daniel Cruz gave Dallas the lead, setting a franchise record for the fastest goal when he scored just 23 minutes into the match. Playing just his fifth game for Dallas since arriving from Belgium on Aug. 4, Cruz received a nifty chip pass over two defenders from Jackson Goncalves, spun and fired a shot from 15 yards that beat Anzola to the upper right corner.
Dallas had an apparent goal called back in the 32nd minute, when George John's header beat Anzola but was waived off due to an offsides call.
Luis Moreno tied it at 1-1 for Tauro in the 41st minute on a penalty kick, which was called when Dallas defender Ugo Ihemelu tripped up Victor Mendieta in the box. Moreno then stepped to the dot and his off-speed, low shot slithered under the diving Hartman.
Now with a 2-0-1 mark in group stage play, Dallas tops Group C in its first-ever Champions League appearance, while Panama's Tauro FC is now 0-1-2.
Both teams had chances in the second half but were stymied by the goalies. Hartman wound up with five saves on the night and Anzola with seven.
Tauro came closest to scoring after the intermission when Hartman made a point-blank save on Mendieta's shot in the 83rd minute and Reinel Herrera headed the rebound off the crossbar.