The Colorado Rapids traveled to the great state of Texas tonight to take on FC Dallas and it was a match that was marred by poor play and thug tackling by FC Dallas. The Hoops ended up winning 2-1 on the night, but it was a disgusting match to watch and quite honestly, I am happy that the Rapids got out of there with just one injury.
The Rapids started the game brightly and were in control until a Agustin Jara horror tackle on Dillon Serna. Look, I understand this is a Rapids blog, but crap like that has no place in soccer. Serna needed to be subbed off and could not continue. After that point I became less concerned with the result and more concerned that we could make it home to Denver in one piece.
The Rapids ended up taking the lead in the 38th minute from a Dominique Badji goal but Dallas equalized in the 64th off a massive defensive breakdown by the Rapids. The game ended tied 1-1 and went into extra time where Dallas was able to find a winner in the 96th minute to book their place in the Quarterfinals.
The Rapids return to MLS play on Monday, 4 July 2016 at 7:00 PM MDT against Portland Timbers at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
15th Min--BOOKING--Agustin Jara (FC Dallas) is shown the Yellow Card (Reckless Challenge)
15th Min--BOOKING--Jared Watts (Colorado Rapids) is shown the Yellow Card (Unsporting Behavior)
38th Min--GOAL--Dominique Badji (Colorado Rapids) scores. Assisted by Marlon Hairston and Dillon Powers
64th Min--GOAL--Mauro Diaz (FC Dallas) scores. Assisted by Fabian Castillo
86th Min--BOOKING--Mekeil Williams (Colorado Rapids) is shown the Yellow Card (Unsporting Behavior)
90th Min--BOOKING--Walker Zimmerman (FC Dallas) is shown the Yellow Card (Reckless Challenge)
96th Min--GOAL--Maximiliano Urruti (FC Dallas). Assisted by Atiba Harris
The Rapids Starting XI:
Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Mekeil Williams, Jared Watts, Dennis Castillo, Dillon Powers, Michael Azira, Dillon Serna (Marlon Hairston, 22nd), Marco Pappa (Kevin Doyle, 83rd Min), Dominique Badji, Luis Solignac
The Hoops Starting XI:
Jesse Gonzalez, Atiba Harris, Walker Zimmerman, Matt Hedges, Agustin Jara, Kellyn Acosta, Juan Esteban Ortiz (Victor Ulloa, 59th), Carlos Lizarazo (Michael Barrios, 52nd), Mauro Diaz, Fabian Castillo, Tesho Akindele (Maximiliano Urruti, 77th Min)