MLS Game Summary - Colorado at FC Dallas|
(Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: FC Dallas 3, Colorado 1
Frisco, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - FC Dallas cruised past the Colorado Rapids on
Saturday by picking up a 3-1 home victory at Toyota Stadium.
The hosts were two goals to the good inside the opening 11 minutes as strikes
from Matt Hedges and Michel put daylight between the two sides.
Dallas was in front by the ninth minute when Walker Zimmerman's header was
parried directly into the path of Hedges, who was unmarked inside the six-yard
box to complete the simple finish.
Two minutes later, Dallas earned a penalty when Marvell Wynne committed a
needless sliding challenge on Tesho Akindele. Michel stepped up to hammer home
the ensuing attempt from the spot.
Dallas was in cruise control for the remainder of the match but managed to
tack on an insurance goal 10 minutes into the second half when Fabian Castillo
smacked a failed clearance into the back of the net from the right flank.
Gabriel Torres pulled back a consolation goal four minutes from time, but it
was not enough to soften the blow as Colorado (8-9-6) drops its third straight
match to remain in fifth place in the Western Conference with 30 points.
FC Dallas (10-7-6) has won four of its last five league games and is unbeaten
in its last eight regular season outings. The club climbs to third place in
the Western Conference with 36 points.
08/09 23:01:36 ET