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August 11, 2012 9:10 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ A. Villarreal‎
Attendance:‬ 10222‎
 

FC Dallas 3-2 Colorado Rapids: FCD edges goal-fest

Five goals and a red card dotted the home win for FCD versus a Rapids team also sitting outside the playoff positions in the Western Conference.

By Stephanie Gardner

Fabian Castillo, FC Dallas, MLS
Marc Piscotty
FC Dallas won 3-2 over the Colorado Rapids at home on Saturday night.

The visiting team took an early lead in the 12th minute as Brian Mullan raced to save the ball from the end line. The veteran sent it into the path of new dad Jaime Castrillon, who easily scored the first goal of the match.

As halftime drew near, FC Dallas awakened its faithful fans as Fabian Castillo scored from just outside the box. Minutes later, Jair Benitez celebrated his first MLS goal off a beautiful 30-yard set piece.

The second half began with proud moment for Dallas fans. Their beloved No. 10 David Ferreira scored his first goal since returning from his broken ankle, giving FC Dallas a 3-1 lead.

The Rapids looked down and out, but Jeff Larentowicz tried to keep their dreams of earning points in Dallas alive. The midfielder hammered in a long-range blast, closing the gap.

With 20 minutes to play, Castrillon took offense at a George John challenge and kicked out, quickly earning a red card. The battle continued with more yellow cards and a tough injury for FCD, but it was Dallas which left the pitch with a 3-2 victory and the three points.

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FC Dallas

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Kevin Hartman
Goalkeeper
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5
Jair Benítez
Defender
44′
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H. Pertúz
Defender
78′
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
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14
George John
Defender
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4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
54′ 66′
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D. Ferreira
Striker
49′ 94′
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-
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Brek Shea
Midfielder
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11
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Ruben Luna
Striker
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Colorado Rapids

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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3
Drew Moor
Defender
52′
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-
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Joseph Nane
Midfielder
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22
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 - 
20
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Martín Rivero
Midfielder
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
46′
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J. Castrillón
Midfielder
12′ 72′
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7

Substitutes

18
Chris Seitz
Goalkeeper
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-
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-
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Bruno Guarda
Midfielder
 - 
16
Bobby Warshaw
Midfielder
 - 
14
James Marcelin
Midfielder
85′
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32
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Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
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2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
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-
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W. Thompson
Midfielder
46′
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
 - 
28
 - 
9

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1