RECAP: FC Dallas Splits Points with Colorado Rapids in 2021 Home Opener

Dallas extends its unbeaten streak in season-opening games to 12

  • Goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer made a game-high six saves
  • Homegrown midfielder Paxton Pomykal made his first appearance since Aug. 22, 2020
  • FC Dallas visits PayPal Park to face the San Jose Earthquakes in its first road match of the season on Saturday, April 24 at 2:30 PM CT.

Frisco, TX (April. 17, 2021) – FC Dallas (0-0-1, 1 point) plays to a scoreless draw with the Colorado Rapids (0-0-1, 1 point) in the 2021 home opener at Toyota Stadium Saturday night. 

Game Summary

First Half:

  • 5’ – Freddy Vargas’ right-footed shot was pushed past the crossbar by William Yarbrough for the first save of the night.
  • 10’ – Jáder Obrian connected with a cross from Johnny Nelson but his header went straight into Yarbrough’s hands. 
  • 12’ – Jimmy Maurer pushed a curling shot from Michael Barrios to deny the former FC Dallas player and make his first save of the night. 
  • 31’ –  Obrian raced down the right wing and found Franco Jara with a low cross but the Argentine’s shot was saved. 

Second Half

  • 60’ – Vargas attempted a long-range shot from a free kick but it ended up too high of Yarbrough’s goal. 
  • 62’ – Andrés Ricaurte found Jara in the box but his headed attempt went wide of the post. 
  • 76’ –  Obrian beat his defender near the end-line but his driven cross was collected by Yarbrough. 
  • 79’ – Jimmy Maurer made a crucial save from close range to deny Michael Barrios scoring against his former club on his first return to Toyota Stadium.


FC Dallas — Jimmy Maurer; Bressan, Matt Hedges, José Martínez, Ryan Hollingshead, Johnny Nelson, Bryan Acosta, Andrés Ricaurte (Paxton Pomykal  – 69’), Jáder Obrian, Freddy Vargas, Franco Jara (Ricardo Pepi  – 81’)

Substitutes not used — Phelipe, Nkosi Tafari, Eddie Munjoma, Edwin Cerrillo, Tanner Tessmann, Kalil ElMedkhar, Dante Sealy

Colorado Rapids — William Yarbrough, Keegan Rosenberry, Danny Wilson, Auston Trusty

, Michael Barrios (Nicolas Benezet – 81’), Jack Price, Younes Namli, Kellyn Acosta, Cole Bassett, Andre Shinyashiki (Jonathan Lewis – 62’), Diego Rubio

Substitutes not used — Clint Irwin, Drew Moor, Nicolas Mezquida, Oliver Larraz, Collen Warner, Steven Beitashour, Darren Yapi

Scoring Summary:

Misconduct Summary:
COL: Bassett (caution) – 87’

Weather: Cloudy, 64
Attendance: 8,621

Referee: Nima Saghafi
Assistant Referees: Nick Uranga, Eric Weisbrod
4th Official: Elton Garcia
VAR Official: Daniel Radford