MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Colorado|
(Saturday, July 14, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 2, Colorado 1
Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - FC Dallas snapped its 13-game winless run
in superb fashion, earning a come-from-behind victory in a 2-1 defeat of the
Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.
The Texas club had not won a league match since April 14, but that lengthy
spell came to an end thanks to Fabian Castillo's winner eight minutes from
Omar Cummings had given the home side the lead in the 50th minute, but it was
canceled out 10 minutes later with Carlos Rodriguez's first goal of the
season. Castillo then played the role of the hero, scoring late on to give
Dallas its first road win of the campaign.
FC Dallas had the best scoring chances of the opening half, both of which fell
to Brek Shea.
The talented American youngster missed a sitter 10 minutes before the half,
failing to convert Fabian Castillo's low cross from inside the six-yard box.
Shea almost made amends for the miss in first-half stoppage time when he
conjured a brilliant snap-header from the penalty spot, but Matt Pickens was
equal to the task, producing a fine save to thwart the 22-year-old.
Colorado made the visitors pay for those misses five minutes after the restart
as Cummings latched on to a brilliant through ball from Conor Casey and
slotted a shot past Kevin Hartman at the near post.
FC Dallas got on level terms shortly after as Castillo's ball to the back post
was met by Rodriguez, whose powerful header wrong-footed Pickens and sailed
into the back of the net.
Castillo then turned scorer inside the final 10 minutes of the match,
following up on a failed clearance to give Dallas a long-awaited victory.
Dallas (4-9-7) improves to 19 points on the season and returns to action
Wednesday with a tough encounter at Buck Shaw Stadium against the San Jose
Colorado (7-11-1) suffers its third straight defeat, staying put on 22 points
for the season. The Rapids will look to turn their fortunes around Wednesday
when they head to BMO Field to face Toronto FC.
07/14 23:15:01 ET