Messi struck first. Compatriot Facundo Quignon leveled for Dallas. Then, it was Bernard’s moment.
Jesús Ferreira found Bernard at the edge of the 18-yard box. As calmly as if he was still on the turf field at Abilene High School, or the dusty streets of the Nyarugusu refugee camp, Bernard side-stepped his first defender before evading the sliding tackle of another. A slight touch with his right foot pushed the ball past the on-rushing goalkeeper before Bernard finished into the empty net.
“The dream continues,” said the commentator.