FC Dallas Escapes Colorado With A Draw


Two goals from Blas Perez help keep Dallas afloat on top of the Western Conference.

The road is still a tricky place for FC Dallas this season. Saturday night was no different as the Hoops ended the night in Commerce City, Colorado on a 2-2 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

Blas Perez and former FC Dallas forward Atiba Harris both traded two goals each in a wild 15 minute stretch that saw all four goals scored in the second half.

Dallas came close to scoring in the first half with Perez. He took a pass from Fabian Castillo in the middle of the penalty box and fired it home only to see it waved off. The center official thought the ball touched Perez's arm before he hit it in the back of the net.

The game picked up in the second half though. In the 57th minute, Colorado used a long throw in from the near side to score their first goal as Harris headed home his first of the night. Some poor marking on the play by George John and Matt Hedges lead to the goal.

Dallas responded in the 62nd minute with Perez. Super Raton took a Michel pass from the wing that got deflected off a Colorado defender. Perez volleyed home the shot for his fourth goal of the season.

The level feeling was short lived for Dallas as Harris scored his second goal just three minutes later as he slide in behind the Dallas defense.

Thankfully Perez was not done on the night either as a minute later he took a long range shot that got by Colorado keeper Clint Irwin.

Dallas was largely on the defensive in this one as the Rapids pressed for three points at home in front of a sellout crowd. Colorado had the edge in possession and shots on the night but was unable to get one more by Raul Fernandez.

The Hoops will take the point on the night however as they remain in first place in the Western Conference and in the league table with 28 points.

(more on this game coming up)

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