FC Dallas 2, Pachuca 1: Acosta free kick helps hosts win Leg 1

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

A stunning free kick from Kellyn Acosta helped FC Dallas overcome Pachuca 2-1 in the CONCACAF Champions League.

FC Dallas recorded a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Pachuca in the first leg of its CONCACAF Champions League semifinal.

The visitors had gone ahead early through Franco Jara at Toyota Stadium in Texas on Wednesday.

But goals either side of halftime from Maximiliano Urruti and Kellyn Acosta saw Dallas claim victory ahead of the return leg on April 4.

Pachuca, four-time champion, made the ideal start away from home.

Erick Aguirre beat his man down the left before cutting back for Jara, who struck off the post in the third minute.

But Dallas levelled a minute before the break, Urruti scoring after Pachuca goalkeeper Alfonso Blanco punched a cross into his path.

Acosta's 58th-minute winner was a stunner, the United States midfielder curling a 30-yard free-kick over the wall and past Blanco to give Dallas a first-leg advantage.