For the second week in a row, Dallas had a goal called back through the league’s new video replay system. Maxi Urruti nearly had his 12th goal of the season but it was called back due to a foul at the beginning of the play.
FC Dallas came out with plenty of good energy to begin the match forcing Colorado into a couple corner kicks and dangerous set pieces. The best chance though came 20 minutes in as the ball made its way over Michael Barrios on the left wing. Barrios made one juke around a defender before firing a shot towards the near post that forced Tim Howard to make a punch save.
Two minutes later Barrios again helped set things up on the wings as he and Maynor Figueroa played a give-and-go that then landed at the feet of Kellyn Acosta. The Dallas Homegrown opted to one-time a shot that just missed the far post.
The breakthrough finally came for Dallas right before the end of the first half as Cristian Colman pushed the ball forward for several yards before laying it off to Urruti who slammed it home. The goal was called off by the video replay for a foul at the beginning of the play on Atiba Harris.
Dallas had two good chances in the middle of the second half when substitute Tesho Akindele came on the field for Roland Lamah. Akindele had one chance in the 75th minute on a ball that was played over the Rapids’ defense. Howard came off his line and nearly gave Akindele a wide open net but the Canadian attacker couldn’t get a proper foot on the ball and the Rapids cleared it out.
The game was then delayed for one hour and twenty-eight minutes for severe weather. Dallas had a couple good attempts after the restart but none that would make their way past Howard.
FC Dallas returns to action next week as they travel to Kansas to battle Sporting Kansas City.