One game in 100 words: This match was amazing to observe should you love rooting for the underdog. This competition was entered by the Rapids with an 18-match winless run against among the strongest squads in Major League Soccer up to now this year, FC Dallas. Beside some glaring defensive mistakes from the Toros, Colorado came out of the gate with a brains that was concluding. Despite losing the possession challenge, the side netted four of their six shots on net, and for any outfit able of that high percent scoring, defeating top dogs of MLS of Pablo Maestroni becomes a lot simpler. On the defensive end, the Rapids revealed a tremendous improvement from their 2-0 loss to the New England Revolution.
Colorado: Badji 2′, Powers 43′, Torres 70′, Serna 85′
Three minutes that mattered
2′ — Badji away to blistering start — Midfielder Dillon Powers made a slow turn and zipped a fast cross toward the five-yard box after he getting possession through ball from a short. The powerful run was being made by Dominique Badji and muscled away defenseman Zach Loyd to pat -in Powers delivery, which was definitely good-directed in this scenario. This fast score set the Rapids gave them a boost of assurance in their attacking skills and earlier than anticipated.
43′ — Powers converts second — It was lackluster and an above average person effort securing by the Toros that enabled this goal to happen. Powers progressed farther in the box and caught a pass just in the penalty area. With little to no resistance from Dallas’ center backs, himself basically walked into great shooting position and uncorked.
85′ — Serna adds to insurmountable lead — Fighting for targets. Opportunistic. Those words describe the final two goals that essentially secured three points for the Rapids. This closing score from Serna was a matter of beauty, as the child won the ball with a daring tackle at midfield before receiving the layoff. Serna let a shot loose that winded into the top corner of the net–a spectacular strike that encapsulated the successes in Colorado in this match.
Dallas: Chris Seitz; Je-Vaughn Watson, Zach Loyd, Walker Zimmerman, Moises Hernandez (Atiba Harris HT); Victor Ulloa, Michel (Kyle Bekker HT), Ryan Hollingshead (Michael Barrios 75′), Tesho Akindele, Fabian Castillo; Blas Perez