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Dallas withstands barrage
by Ridge Mahoney, June 25th, 2009 7AM

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[MLS] Colorado maintained its unbeaten home record (3-0-3) at home by tying FC Dallas, 1-1, Wednesday, but needed a late strike to earn that point after fluffing a bunch of chances.

Omar Cummings ran onto a through ball from Medhi Ballouchy on the left side and fired a low shot past keeper Ray Burse in the 84th minute. He and his teammates had squandered numerous opportunities up to that point and finished with a 19-8 edge in shots, yet nearly went down to defeat on David Ferreira's goal.

Ferreira ran down a bouncing ball from Kenny Cooper and coolly chipped it over the aggressive challenge of goalie Matt Pickens, who may have been a bit overanxious, having been mostly a bystander as the Rapids peppered Burse's goal.

Pickens' anxiety wasn't an isolated case. Nick LaBrocca passed up a shooting opportunity to feed Colin Clark, who got his feet tied up with the ball and couldn't get a show away. Cummings twice headed wide, and when played into space on the right flank, hooked his shot well past the far post.

Dallas picked up its 10th point in the past seven games (2-1-4) but is still second from bottom in the Western Conference. It has the weekend off. The Rapids, unbeaten in their eight games (3-0-5), are fourth, one point behind the third-place Sounders whom they play Sunday at Qwest Field.

June 24 in Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado 1 FC Dallas 1.

Goals: Cummings (Ballouchy) 84; Ferreira (Cooper, Cunningham) 37.
Colorado - Pickens, Ihemelu, Gibbs, Palguta, Harvey, LaBrocca (Peterson, 62), Ballouchy, Mastroeni, Clark, Cummings, Noonan (Cooke, 71).
FC Dallas - Burse, Moor, Davies, Ricchetti, Wallace, Cunningham (Shea, 46), McCarty, Rocha (Avila, 71), van den Bergh, Cooper, Ferreira.
Referee: Jair Marrufo.
Att.: 10,583.

 



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