Rapids Pick Up Three Vital Points on Road with 1-0 Victory at Dallas
With the three points
The Rapids had not only failed to win at
Mike Petke scored the game’s only goal in the 60th minute his first goal since Sept. 8 2007. Terry Cooke drove in a corner kick from the far side and Petke standing alone in the penalty area headed the ball across the face of goal and into the side netting for the matchwinner.
The tally broke a 283 minute scoreless streak (the longest of the season) for
The game was not without its drama as
The Rapids came out and controlled the tempo having the majority of the possession in the first 20 minutes. Tom McManus saw his header off a Cooke corner saved spectacularly by Dario Sala in the 28th minute.
The 0-0 score at halftime marked the first game since July 19 also at
Colorado Rapids – Preston Burpo Kosuke Kimura Cory Gibbs Mike Petke Jordan Harvey Terry Cooke Pablo Mastroeni (John DiRaimondo 53) Nick LaBrocca Colin Clark Conor Casey (Omar Cummings 82) Tom McManus (Facundo Erpen 67)
Substitutes not used: Chris Sharpe Jose Burciaga Jr. Christian Gomez Jacob Peterson
FC Dallas – Dario Sala Drew Moor Aaron Pitchkolan Pablo Ricchetti Blake Wagner Michael Dello-Russo (Dax McCarty 65) Bruno Guarda Marcelo Saragosa (Dominic Oduro 74) Anthony Wallace (Eric Avila 52) Kenny Cooper Jeff Cunningham
Substitutes Not Used: Ray Burse Brek Shea Abe Thompson Jamie Watson
DAL – Moor (Caution) 89
Referee: Tim Weyland
Referees Assts.: Paul Scott; Bill Dittmar
Fourth Official: Jasen Anno