Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas both
continued good runs of form on Saturday as Atiba Harris and Blas Perez traded
second-half braces in a 2-2 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
It was a tale of two halves as the first half saw neither side record a shot
on goal, while the two combined to score all four goals in the span of 10
minutes after the break.
The result gives Dallas seven points from its last four matches, while the
Rapids extended their unbeaten streak to six games.
It took until the 56th minute for the match to come to life and the opener
came from a throw-in as Marvell Wynne launched a long one into the area for
Harris to turn home with his head.
Dallas responded five minutes later when Michel's free kick was parried by
goalkeeper Clint Irwin, allowing Perez to pounce on the rebound and sneak the
ball past the netminder.
Another set piece restored Colorado's lead in the 64th when Chris Klute
flicked the ball on for Harris to finish from six yards, but the scoring
Just two minutes later, Perez earned his team a point when he took a pass from
Jackson and fired the ball into the bottom left corner of the net from 25
It was a frantic 10 minutes for both teams, but neither could muster up
another goal as the final 20 minutes played out without a serious threat.