The five-game road trip has come to a close for FC Dallas as they ended it with a 1-1 draw on Friday night against the Colorado Rapids. Dallas struggled to hold on to a lead late in the game as the Rapids found an equalizer in the final minutes of the match on a goal from Dillon Serna.
Dallas got their lone goal from Fabian Castillo.
Colorado had a few early opportunities in this one with Plano-native Dillon Powers providing the offensive spark 10 minutes into the match. Powers had a free kick that he ripped from 20 yards out that tested FCD keeper Dan Kennedy. Powers and the Rapids continued to push for chances on goal in the first half as he nearly set up a goal for Serna in the 18th minute.
Dallas weathered the first half onslaught from the Rapids and found ways to push for their own chances after the halftime whistle. In the 48th minute, Kennedy played a long ball to Blas Perez who would then head the ball into space for the run of Michael Barrios. The Colombian would strike a hard pass across the penalty box where Kyle Bekker would be on the end to take the club's first shot on goal of the game.
Dallas would make the break through that they were looking for in the 71st minute with Castillo. The speedy winger would send a laser of a shot that would split two Rapids defenders before finding the back of the net. The goal was a real team effort as Victor Ulloa helped set up the play as he pushed the ball wide to Barrios who then played in Bekker in the penalty box. Bekker would find Castillo on the left side of the box and the Colombian would take care of the rest for his fifth goal of the season.
Colorado would find the equalizer though in the 88th minute from Serna. Former Dallas defender Drew Moor would play Serna a ball to the far post and the Rapids' Homegrown would beat his defender and place the ball in the back of the net.
Castillo nearly had a game-winner in stoppage time as he fired a shot that would smack the inside of the post and rebound back out into the penalty box where the Rapids would clear it out.
Dallas will return home for the first time in five weeks as they take on in-state rivals Houston next Friday.