The Colorado Rapids will still be looking for their first win (and first goal for that matter) as they travel to Frisco, Texas, to take on FC Dallas at Toyota Stadium. The Rapids have gone four matches without scoring, but have managed to pick up three 0-0 draws as well. The offensive struggles are disturbing, and Pablo Mastroeni has some work to do as the club looks to earn a result against Dallas.
Colorado (0-1-3, 3 points) are coming off a disappointing 2-0 loss to New England on the weekend. The Rapids were very unfortunate not to find the scoresheet after hitting the woodwork three times. Juan Ramirez also earned a penalty, only for the referee to reverse the call after Gaby Torres was adjudged to have been offside during the play. Mastroeni was ejected from the game for arguing the call, and will not be present on the touchline in Dallas due to a 1-game suspension.
FC Dallas (3-1-1) have had an impressive start to the 2015 campaign. However, the North Texas club were dealt their first loss of the season in Oregon, as FC Dallas fell to Portland 3-1 on on the weekend. Tesho Akindele did score for the hoops, but it was the only goal for the visitors. FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja and Timbers coach Caleb Porter had harsh words after the match and refused to shake hands.
Colorado faces a big task on Friday night, but one could argue the club's goal-scoring issues could come to an end against FC Dallas. Portland were able to score three against Dallas and give them their first loss of the season. Colorado's lack of finishing against New England could be described as comical, but they were also extremely unlucky not to score as well.