Final: Colorado Rapids: 3 | FC Dallas: 0
The Colorado Rapids (4-2-1, 13 points) earned a dominant victory over FC Dallas (1-3-3, 6 points) on Saturday at DICK'S Sporting Goods Park. Keegan Rosenberry opened the scoring with a blistering shot from distance in the 13th minute. Auston Trusty's aggressive play yielded an own goal to make it 2-0 in the 41st minute. Former Dallas winger Michael Barrios scored his second goal in as many games to put the match away in the 71st minute. The Rapids extended their streak to 28 consecutive regular season home matches with at least one goal. Colorado has scored three goals in three consecutive home matches.
COLORADO RAPIDS DEFENDER KEEGAN ROSENBERRY
On the result:
“A good result from us. Far from pretty, far from the game plan that we wanted to execute. Robin [Fraser] said after the game it’s a sign of a good team and we cannot have the best of the night and get a good result.”
On the team’s performance:
“I think it comes down to work ethic. The whole group was up for it. The whole group deserves the credit for the shutout—it’s not just the back four, it’s not just Will [Yarbrough] in goal, it’s all of us. It starts from the front. Will bailed us out a couple of times tonight, he makes two incredible saves in the second half, one high with his left hand off the crossbar and one low down to his right. Left and right we have guys making blocks, but again, it’s frustrating because it shouldn't come down to that for us. It shouldn’t come down to such clear-cut chances. We don’t want them to have more possession. We don’t want them to have more shots. So again, it’s interesting, you know we’re obviously thrilled with the result but we’re a little frustrated with how the game actually closed.”
COLORADO RAPIDS HEAD COACH ROBIN FRASER
On the team’s performance:
“Really pleased with the win on a night where we didn’t play particularly well; the fact that we can still be resilient enough to find ways to deal with what was a very high-powered attack tonight. I thought Dallas really gave us some issues, especially early on, to deal with. And as I said, on a night we didn’t play particularly well, to really be resilient and find ways to score goals and obviously work really hard defensively and come out of it with a clean sheet, with all that I’m really pleased.”
On earning a fourth win ahead of the international break:
“It’s a good question. These games are so important because you spend three weeks thinking about your loss or you spend three weeks feeling good about your win. It’s really important for our confidence given how things have gone for us so far—we’ve had some good performances, some not so good performances, and I think, recently, probably our last five performances have been pretty decent, last four at least have been pretty decent. To cap it off with a 3-0 win at home takes us into the break with a fair amount of confidence.”
The Rapids have a few weeks without a match thanks to a FIFA international break. The Rapids are back in action on June 19 when they travel to FC Cinncinati.