FC Dallas down Rapids 2-1 in Austin

Ty Maurin reacts to scoring FC Dallas' first goal Saturday night.

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Austin, Texas - FC Dallas continued its preseason schedule Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids at Nelson Field in Austin, Texas. The team improved their preseason record to 6-2-3 during the spring with one more exhibition remaining before opening day this Saturday, April 2 versus the Chicago Fire. The team will play at Westcott Field against SMU on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. Below are the starting 11 for FC Dallas on Saturday night:

FC Dallas Lineup - Garlick, Wagenfuhr, Vanney, Goodson, Rhine, Mulrooney, Talley, Valakari, Maurin, Glen, Thompson

           1  2  F
FC Dallas  0  2  2
Colorado   0  1  1

Scoring Summary: FCD - Maurin 80', Cooke (Own goal) 87', COL - Nkong (Gargan, Henderson) 53'

* Red Card - COL: Alain Nkong (two yellow cards) 62'

The first score of the match went to Colorado as Alain Nkong netted the goal. Dan Gargan sent a cross to the top of the Dallas goal box where Nkong finished a run and deposited the ball past Scott Garlick for the 1-0 lead.

The score stayed that way until Abe Thompson found Carey Talley along the right sideline. Talley, who was unmarked, dribbled and then lofted a nice ball across the goal that found Ty Maurin who drilled a header off of Colorado goalkeeper Joe Cannon and into the back of the net to tie the match at 1-1.

In the 89th minute, Colorado midfielder Terry Cooke headed a ball that ended up to be the game winner for FC Dallas. Cooke tried to clear a swinging corner kick by Richard Mulrooney away from the Rapids goal, but instead headed the ball past Cannon and into the back of the net.


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