FRISCO, TX - MAY 6: Goalkeeper Matt Pickens #18 of the Colorado Rapids brushes Jackson #6 of the FC Dallas out of the way as Brian Mullan #11 of the Colorado Rapids looks on during the first half of a soccer game at FC Dallas Stadium on May 6, 2012 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Brandon Wade/Getty Images)
The big story of the day for the Colorado Rapids when they went into Frisco and took a 2-0 win from FC Dallas was the two red cards that Dallas picked up during the game. There was a record set during that game though, with Matt Pickens the recipient.
With the clean sheet posted by Matt during the game - not that he had much trouble since Dallas didn't manage a single shot on goal and only had one attempt period - he earned the record of most shut outs by a Colorado Rapids goaltender all time. The Dallas win was his 26th since he joined the team in 2009 from Queens Park Rangers.
Huge congratulations to Matt for the accomplishment, there's no question that he's been one of the most solid keepers in the history of the team, a history that has included some greats like Marcus Hahnemann and Joe Cannon. Indeed, it was Cannon who set the original record of 25 shut outs in his 86 appearances from 2003-2006.