Despite dominating the shots, chances on goal, and possession, it was the Rapids who took care of their chances and rode some luck along the way to secure the win.
Colorado held off some early advances from FC Dallas and in the 13th minute, Keagan Rosenberry scored the games’ first goal as he took a ball from Jack Price in the run of play before he fired it from long distance to beat Jimmy Maurer.
The Rapids nearly doubled their lead in the 40th minute as a video review showed that Bressan fouled Nicolas Mezquida in the penalty box. Maurer came up big with a save only to then see the Rapids’ ensuing corner kick got cleared out to Austin Trusty who then put a shot on goal that deflected off Tanner Tessman to double the host’s lead.
FC Dallas had more chances at the beginning of the second half but the Rapids again waited until they got their chances when Dallas was pushed up the field. In the 70th minute, former FC Dallas winger Michael Barrios scored the game’s third goal as he found himself with a one-on-one chance in the penalty box. The veteran found some extra space before hitting a shot to the far post and past Maurer.
Instant Reaction: The movement up front was better in the opening ten minutes but once again a defensive miscue led to the first goal. The second one was just as unfortunate as it could be. The third, well, you just knew Barrios was going to score in this one with the way things were going.
Still, as bad as those two things were, and they were bad, there was a lot to like about how the attack was flowing in this game. The passing was there, the chances were there, but once again the finishing was not. We saw Franco Jara hit one off the crossbar only to shank a few others that didn’t come near the frame of the goal. Jader Obrian seemed to have hit a spell of miscues or mishits.
We certainly have a lot of questions about this team as we head into the international break. A lot of questions.
Man of the match: I mean, I guess Andres Ricaurte? Maybe Paxton Pomykal with the second half he had. Not matter who you pick, it wasn’t that great.
What’s next for FC Dallas: The league goes into an international break at the beginning of June. FC Dallas won’t play again until they return home on June 19 when they host Minnesota.