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FC Dallas comes up short in a 1-0 loss to the Colorado Rapids

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FCD’s long unbeaten streak at home comes to an end.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at FC Dallas Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

FC Dallas’ 19-game unbeaten run at home has come to an end as they fell to the Colorado Rapids 1-0.

Colorado got a second half goal from Dominic Badji on a bad give away in the midfield to help seal the win.

FC Dallas opened the game up with some solid passing between Tesho Akindele, Ryan Hollingshead and Maxi Urruti. Five minutes into the match, after a couple quick give and goes, Akindele became open at the top of the penalty box where he fired a shot that was saved easily by Tim Howard.

In the 40th minute Dallas came close again to another chance on Howard’s goal as Akindele got free on the right wing. He played the ball into the box to Urruti but the Argentine’s shot sailed high of the goal.

Colorado waited to get their chance and in the 52nd when Dominic Badji stole a pass in midfield and drove it up the field before firing off a low shot that beat Chris Seitz on the left corner of the goal.

Oscar Pareja brought some attacking flare off the bench in the form of Mauro Diaz, Mauro Rosales and Michael Barrios in the second half. All helped contribute to the attack but none of them could get a good enough attempt on goal to help push FCD.

In the 87th minute after a couple corner kicks by Dallas, Barrios sprayed a ball to the back post where Matt Hedges was able to get a head on the ball but it was not enough as Howard was there to save it.

FC Dallas returns to action next Tuesday as they host the New England Revolution in the US Open Cup final.