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March 2, 2013 8:40 PM EST
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 18075‎
 
11′ Jackson
 

FC Dallas 1-0 Colorado Rapids: Jackson goal starts FCD off with three points

Dallas grabbed a win to start the season, with Jackson netting the game's only goal.

By Stephanie Gardner

Jackson, FC Dallas; Brian Mullan, Colorado Rapids; MLS
Ronald Martinez
Taking advantage of a costly mistake made by the Colorado goalkeeper Steward Ceus, Jackson scored an early goal and gave FC Dallas a 1-0 win over the Rapids to open the season.
 
FC Dallas took the lead in the 11th minute when Rapids goalkeeper Ceus misjudged a pass and came out too far, allowing the ball to bounce over his head. Jackson capitalized on the blunder and confidently walked the ball into the net.
 
The Rapids debuted a new look and a handful of their new players, including rookies Deshorn Brown and Dillon Powers. In the 14th minute, Powers set up Brown who had a shot on goal, but FC Dallas 'keeper Raul Fernandez was not to be beaten.

Midway through the first half, Jair Benitez was carried off the field after being struck in the ribs. Michel made his MLS debut, subbing in for the injured 34-year old Colombian and putting in a solid shift in his first outing.
 
In spite of impressive possession by the visiting team, Dallas defended its net well and earned the club its first three points of the season.


FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
 - 
5
Jair Benítez
Defender
30′
 - 
11
Jackson
Defender
11′
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
91′
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
 - 
-
D. Ferreira
Striker
 - 
27
Jevaughn Watson
Midfielder
80′
 - 
33
Kenny Cooper
Striker
 - 
11
 - 

Colorado Rapids

 - 
-
Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
14
D. Calderón
Midfielder
 - 
22
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
23
 - 
25
 - 
8
Dillon Powers
Midfielder
75′
 - 
26

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
30′
 - 
22
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
79′
 - 
-
 - 
29
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
-
Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
28
 - 
24
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
 - 
13
 - 
9

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Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2