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MLS Game Summary - FC Dallas at Colorado



(Saturday, July 31, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: FC Dallas 1, Colorado 1

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - Julien Baudet's own goal helped FC Dallas extend its road and overall undefeated streaks to eight matches with a 1-1 tie Saturday against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Baudet deflected a cross from Dallas' Jair Benitez past teammate Matt Pickens, and Dallas (6-2-9) used the 22nd-minute mistake to remain unbeaten on the road since a 2-0 loss at Red Bull New York in mid-April.

FC Dallas has not lost in Major League Soccer since May 20, when it was beaten 1-0 by the Los Angeles Galaxy.

Colorado (6-5-6) has lost just once in eight home matches, but settled for its fourth draw. The Rapids are winless in seven, dating back to a 1-0 win on June 5 against the Columbus Crew.

Dallas created the opening goal when David Ferreira passed to Benitez down the left side. Benitez crossed into the area, but Baudet slid in and directed the ball inside the left post from close range in the 22nd minute.

Colorado was also lucky to get the equalizer, when Dallas' Atiba Harris played the ball with his hand in the area four minutes later.

Ballouchy fired the penalty kick past Kevin Hartman for his third goal of the season, and neither team managed to snap the deadlock through the remainder of regulation and stoppage time.

Ferreira forced a save by Pickens early in the second half for Dallas and Jeff Cunningham came off the bench and created the best chance in the 86th, only to be denied at the near post on a nice save from Pickens.

Kosuke Kimura and Drew Moor had shots on goal for Colorado in the second half, but Hartman saved both and finished with three saves.

Colorado hosts the San Jose Earthquakes in its next match Aug. 7. Dallas hosts the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 8.

07/31 18:29:06 ET