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FC Dallas vs Colorado Rapids: Highlights, stats and quote sheet

All the facts from FC Dallas’ latest draw.

FC Dallas picked up an important road point on Saturday night in a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

Head Coach Oscar Pareja – FC Dallas

On tonight’s match…

Well at this point, obviously, we need to add three points and keep looking for that spot into the Playoffs. Makes it harder when we don’t get the three points. I see a team with determination to go up front. In the first half, we were a little bit passive and at certain moments Colorado got a play where we lose concentration and then they score. But after that I though we controlled the game, I thought we were the protagonist of the game. Our position in the way we create was very good, we missed the last touch that can punish teams, and at the end of the day that is what is going to give you points.

Second half, much better and we found our way to score a goal and create some other chances in a place that is difficult to play. It’s a place that is hard and the boys did a great effort today. Once again, we keep fighting and we keep moving and this time it seems like not enough, but today we are in there and credit to the players.

On halftime talk and mentality shift…

What I said to them is that they need to get better with their urgency in the last third because they move the ball there frequently. We have the movement and the volume and the passing in the middle but we needed to punch and get that last pass into the final third and the shot that could give us a goal. They got much better in the second half.

On Playoffs and final games…

Points. Points. Points. We have six points to play for and the qualification is there. We have the faith and we have the abilities that we can do it and the boys are fighting for it. We are doing well but we need to add points, we still have two games.

Defender Atiba Harris – FC Dallas

On tonight’s match…

It was kind of a strange game I think, from the get-go we knew exactly what we wanted to do. We got the ball long and some guys tried to get the second ball but then they got the goal. Overall, I think we had a lot of possession, created some chances up front but we couldn’t get the final touch in. We got a goal on the set piece and I think we’ll take the point.

On Javier Morales impact…

I think he’s really quick with his mobility, he always wants the ball. Obviously set pieces, he’s been on them for a long time and we know he can put the ball in the perfect spot.

On goal and Playoffs…

It’s good for us going down to the last two games and we got to put us in a playoff spot and keep going from there.