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.