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Dallas Soccer News - FC Dallas rolls over Colorado Rapids, Michel, Matt Hedges, Fabian Castillo

FC Dallas rolls to important win over Colorado Rapids

Published 8/10/2014 4:15:21 AM by staff from dallas
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This was a big game and Oscar Pareja had his boys ready to play.  FCD came out of the gates flying and rolled to a huge 3-1 win over Colorado at Toyota Park in Frisco, Texas. Dallas made it eight straight unbeaten league games while the Rapids slumped to a third consecutive defeat.

The game was in Dallas’ favor quickly, as the Texas club scored twice in the first 11 minutes, and they added a third early in the second half to seal the victory. After some early FC Dallas pressure, captain Matt Hedges put away a rebound in the 9th minute after a dangerous cross from Michel. A minute later, Colorado defender Marvell Wynne was whistled for fouling Dallas forward Tesho Akindele in the corner the Rapids’ penalty area, leading to a penalty kick conversion by Michel to make it 2-0.

The Rapids pressured from the start of the second half in a bid to get back into the game, and forced Hedges to make a goal-line save in the 52nd minute, stealing a goal from Jose Mari. But Dallas put the game away in the 56th minute with some good possession, working the ball forward along their attacking left side. Again, Michel played provider, putting in a cross to Blas Perez near the Colorado penalty spot. The ball made it through to an onrushing Fabian Castillo from the right wing and the Colombian finished crisply for the final goal.

Late in the match, Je-Vaughn Watson made contact with Gabriel Torres and was whistled for a foul as the Rapids player was going towards goal near the Dallas endline. Torres converted the penalty in the 86th to round out the scoring and give Colorado their first goal since July 25 and almost five hours of soccer.

Redhot FC Dallas return to aciton Tuesday in the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup when they host the Philadelphia Union. Their next MLS match is in San Jose on August 13.  The win leaves FC Dallas in third place in the MLS Western Conference and solidly intrenched in the top four.


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