MLS Regular Season

Recap: Rapids hand short-handed Dallas 2-0 loss

Two Dallas first half ejections lead to road shutout win for Colorado
Final: COL 2, DAL 0
Colorado 2, Dallas 0

Martin Rivero celebrates his first goal

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FRISCO, Texas – Jaime Castrillon’s 61st-minute header was all the Colorado Rapids needed to cruise to a 2-0 win against an FC Dallas side reduced to nine men by two first-half red cards.

Castrillon got on the end of a Brian Mullan cross to head the ball past FC Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman. Buoyed by their two-man advantage, the Rapids had been peppering Hartman’s goal with shots before Castrillon made the breakthrough. Martin Rivero sealed the victory with a 74th-minute goal, his first in MLS.

Match Stats: Rapids at Dallas

Rapids play with two man advantage, dominate scoring opportunities
Match Stats
Match Stats

Matt Pickens vs Dallas

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Match Stats

FC Dallas   Colorado Rapids
1 Attempts on Goal 23
0 Shots on Target 9
1 Shots off Target

Preview: Colorado at Dallas, May 6, 2012

Rapids head to Texas for Western Conference match
Final: COL 2, DAL 0
Preview: COL at DAL

May 6, 2012 (WEEK 9, MLS Game #85)
5 p.m. MT (Altitude, Galavision;
ENG - FM 93.7, AM 1510; SPA - FM 87.7)


Pareja approaching Dallas game as all the others

Coach returns to Dallas to face former team for the first time Sunday
It's simply a game
Returning Home

Oscar Pareja watching from the bench

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Commerce City, Colo. - Coming off a tough midweek loss in New England, Oscar Pareja only has one thought in mind as he prepares to return to Dallas - getting his team ready.

"Honestly, I haven't had time to think about it," said Pareja of facing his former team for the first time as a coach. "I'm approaching this game the same way I've approached the first nine games. It's simply a game with the same importance as the previous ones and the ones ahead. I haven't had a chance to think about that extra component."

Mullan, a bright spot on the day

Despite a hostile crowd, Brian Mullan shines for the Rapids
Mullan sticks to his game
Moving Forward

Brian Mullan at Seattle

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Brian Mullan knew it was coming.

The boos showered down early and often from the hostile Sounders crowd and onto the Rapids’ veteran midfielder during Saturday’s 1-0 loss at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Mullan’s hard tackle on Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani last April broke the Congolese player’s leg and ended Zakuani’s season. That tackle resulted in a record ten-game suspension for Mullan, and a harsh response from Seattle fans on Saturday.

Recap: One goal the difference as the Rapids fall to the Sounders

Seattle's Zach Scott scores the lone goal in the loss, but Pickens keeps the match close
COL 0, SEA 1
COL 0, SEA 1

Tony Cascio vs Seattle

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SEATTLE — Zach Scott scored his first career goal, to give the Seattle Sounders a 1-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday at CenturyLink Field.

The pivotal moment came in the 63rd minute when Scott scored a glancing header off a Alex Caskey corner kick.

The goal ended a scoring drought for the Sounders that had stretched to 306 minutes over the course of four matches. The Sounders defense has helped mitigate any concerns, having now registered two straight shutouts and have now allowed just one non-penalty goal in their five matches.

Focused on Seattle

Pareja and team remain focused on the upcoming match vs Seattle
Focused on Seattle
Important 3 Points

Brian Mullan

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COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – Two of the Colorado Rapids’ biggest lowlights of the 2011 season came against the Seattle Sounders.

The first came on April 22 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, when Brian Mullan put a leg-breaking tackle on Sounders midfielder Steve Zakuani, drawing a 10-game suspension and hordes of negative publicity to the 33-year-old veteran. The second came two months later in Seattle on July 16, when star striker Conor Casey ruptured his Achilles and was forced to miss the rest of the season with the injury.

Preview: Colorado at Seattle

The Rapids travel to Seattle to take on the Sounders in the first of three match-ups in 2012
Saturday, April 14 at 2pm
Colorado at Seattle

Seattle Sounders FC return home to entertain the Colorado Rapids in a key Western Conference test for both clubs, Saturday evening at CenturyLink Field. Sounders FC are coming off their first road trip of the campaign, reaching a scoreless draw at D.C. United. The Rapids are coming off a loss on the road, a 2-0 defeat at Real Salt Lake.

REFEREE: Baldomero Toledo. SAR (bench): Ian Anderson; JAR (opposite): Kevin Duliba; 4th: Alejandro Mariscal
MLS Career: 128 games; FC/gm: 24.9; Y/gm: 3.5; R: 47; pens: 48

22 February 2:20 pm

In 17 days, the Colorado Rapids will kick off their 2012 season at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. With the season quickly approaching, Season Ticket Holders can expect to receive their Flash Seats or hard tickets in the mail. Flash Seats were sent out last week via email, and hard tickets will be sent at the end of this week. All Full Season Ticket Holders will also be receiving their Welcome Packet in the coming weeks, which include: parking passes, important benefit and contact information and a letter from Rapids President Tim Hinchey.


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