There will be no big point swings just yet in the MLS standings as FC Dallas got a late Victor Ulloa goal to draw the Colorado Rapids 1-1 on Saturday night.
Ulloa was on the pitch for barely a couple minutes before firing a golazo to help secure a point in the battle of the league’s top two teams.
Both teams had chances early on in this one as Kevin Doyle got on the end of a Shkelzen Gashi cross in the 9th minute. Doyle’s header would go just wide of Chris Seitz’s net.
A minute later Michael Barrios gave Dallas their first chance of the game. Ryan Hollingshead found an open Barrios inside the penalty box but his shot would force Tim Howard to make his first of five saves in the match.
Colorado made the game’s first breakthrough before halftime in the 44th minute on a goal from Marlon Hairston. The speedy winger took a bad clearance from Atiba Harris and was free in on goal as he made one move around Seitz and hammered the ball into the back of the net.
Dallas put on the pressure in the second half as they forced Howard to continue to make big stops to keep the Rapids ahead. Howard came up big on a chance from long distance from Kellyn Acosta in the 46th minute.
The same couldn’t be said about Ulloa’s strike in the 82nd though. As Colorado attempted to clear a ball out of their end it fell to Ulloa, who took a couple touches before firing a shot from long distance past Howard and into the back of the net.
Howard kept the game level though a minute later on another attempt from Barrios. Mauro Diaz found Barrios free again on the right side of the field but the veteran keeper was made a big stop.
FC Dallas will return home for the final game of July as they host the Vancouver Whitecaps next Sunday.