Match Recap: FC Dallas 2, Colorado 2

FCD's unbeaten mark reaches 19 after draw with Colorado

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FRISCO, Texas --- A 2-2 draw against Jeff Larentowicz and
the Colorado
Rapids
on Saturday night at Pizza Hut Park was good enough for FC Dallas
to extend their unbeaten streak to 19 matches, setting a new MLS mark
for a team within in a single season.

The result also equaled the all-time MLS record set by the Columbus Crew,
who set the mark over the course of the 2004 season and the beginning
of 2005.

FCD got goals from Milton Rodriguez in the 27th minute and David Ferreira in 37th
the draw, but veteran Jeff Cunningham was left
off the scoring sheet after coming on as a substitute in the 72nd
minute. He remains at 132 career goals, equal to the MLS all-time mark
with D.C.
United
’s Jaime Moreno.

Larentowicz scored in the 13th and 51st minutes for Colorado, who
drew first blood. The former New England Revolution star finished
off an assist from Omar Cummings for the first goal after an Anthony Wallace cross
was deflected in the box by FCD holding mid Jackson.

Rodriguez answered with his fifth goal of the year, giving him a goal
in three straight games. The sequence started when Ferreira fed Heath Pearce, who was dashing up the right
side. Pearce then delivered a nice cross to Atiba Harris, who headed the ball off the left
side of the crossbar.

The ensuing rebound fell to the feet of Rodriguez and he quickly
finished, punching a shot into the left side of the net for the
equalizer.

FCD took the lead off a nifty give-and-go between Ferreira and Marvin Chavez, but Larentowicz answered after
the break with a header off a Jamie Smith corner kick.

FCD nearly took the lead off the foot of Heath Pearce in the 69th
minute and Colorado’s Drew Moor came away empty-handed on a wide-open
header in the 76th.

FC Dallas defender George John made his first appearance since
Sept. 4 against Toronto FC, shelved for more than a month with a hamstring
injury.

For more details and statistics visit the MLS MatchCenter.

Scoring Summary:

COL -- Jeff Larentowicz 3 (Omar Cummings 2) 13

DAL -- Milton Rodriguez 5 (unassisted) 27

DAL -- David Ferreira 8 (Marvin Chavez 2, Jair Benitez 3) 37

COL -- Jeff Larentowicz 4 (Jamie Smith 7) 51

Colorado Rapids -- Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor, Anthony Wallace (Danny Earls 22), Jeff Larentowicz, Pablo Mastroeni, Jamie
Smith (Wells Thompson 83), Conor Casey, Omar Cummings, Macoumba Kandji (Brian Mullan 52).

Substitutes Not Used: Quincy Amarikwa, Claudio Lopez, Scott Palguta, Ian Joyce.

FC Dallas -- Dario Sala, Heath Pearce, George John (Dax McCarty 46), Zach Loyd, Jair Benitez, Atiba Harris, Eric Alexander, Jackson
Goncalves, Marvin Chavez (Brek Shea 60), David Ferreira, Milton Rodriguez
(Jeff Cunningham 72).

Substitutes Not Used: Eric Avila, Kyle Davies, Ruben Luna, Chris Sharpe.

Misconduct Summary:

DAL -- Zach Loyd (caution; Tactical Foul) 1

COL -- Drew Moor (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 12

COL -- Jeff Larentowicz (caution; Tactical Foul) 28

COL -- Danny Earls (caution; Reckless Tackle) 48+

Referee: Paul Ward

Referee's Assistants: Daniel Belleau; Eric Boria

4th Official: Jasen Anno

Time of Game: 1:53

Weather: Sunny-and-86-degrees