Plano native Dillon Powers got a goal and an assist in the win for the Rapids as they ended a massive scoring drought that dated back to last fall. The win also snapped an 18-game winless streak for the Rapids.
Colorado would strike first in the 80 seconds of the match on a goal from Dominique Badji. The Rapids raced down the right sideline as Powers put in a low cross into the penalty box that Badji beat Walker Zimmerman to the near post to put in the back of the net.
Dallas would struggle to maintain possession but in the 17th minute they finally found a bit of a breaking point in the Rapids stingy defense. On a counter attack lead by Blas Perez on the left wing, the veteran forward would find the run of Ryan Hollingshead in the middle of the field. The UCLA grad would force two Rapids defenders inside with him before he fired off a shot that would go just wide of Clint Irwin's goal.
Colorado would double their lead right before halftime with a goal from Powers in the 43rd minute. Marcelo Sarves would take a pass on a quick restart to find Powers racing into the penalty box where he fired off a shot past Chris Seitz.
FCD would bring out a ton of energy to start the second half as Oscar Pareja made two changes during the halftime break by bringing in Kyle Bekker and Atiba Harris. Their energy would lead to a couple decent looks on goal that would force Irwin to make a couple key stops.
The Rapids would find a way to get a third goal though in the 70th minute thanks to more pressure from their attack. Gabriel Torres would score his first of the season after Power would find an open Juan Ramirez in the penalty box, who would feed Torres near the penalty spot for the insurance goal.
Colorado would continue to add to their lead in the 84th minute on a rocket of a goal from substitute Dillon Serna. The Colorado Homegrown midfielder was given ample amounts of space in the middle of the field as he scored from about 30 yards out.
FC Dallas will return to action next weekend as the host a pair of United States national team members as Toronto FC comes to town.