Fabian Castillo quenches winless drought
July, 14, 2012
By ESPN.com wire services
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Fabian Castillo scored in the 81st minute and FC Dallas ended a 13-game winless streak with a 2-1 victory over Colorado on Saturday.
Castillo assisted on the game-tying goal by Carlos Rodriguez in the 60th minute. Rodriguez also had an assist for FC Dallas (4-9-7).
FC Dallas had not won since beating Montreal on April 14. The team was 0-7-6 since.
Omar Cummings scored in the 50th minute for Colorado (7-11-1) The Rapids lost for the third straight time, matching their season high.
Colorado won the earlier meeting 2-0 on May 6 in Dallas.
Castillo took the cross from Rodriguez in the slot and drilled a shot past keeper Matt Pickens. It was the second goal of the year for Castillo.
Ricardo Villar had just missed a shot for FC Dallas off a steal by Brek Shea in the 48th minute when Conor Casey got the ball on the FC Dallas side of the field.
Casey passed to Cummings along the west sideline. Cummings took several strides and connected on a shot between the legs of goalkeeper Kevin Hartman.
Rodriguez tied it with his first goal of the year in the 60th minute off a cross from Castillo. Castillo found Rodriguez alone for a header.
Hartman made a leaping save to deny Cummings a potential go-ahead goal in the 72nd minute.
The Rapids dominated play in the first half, but had nothing to show for it. Cummings sailed a header past the right post in the 10th minute off a cross from Drew Moor.
Jaime Castrillon missed the right post with a header in the 13th minute and pushed a header over the crossbar in the 18th minute. Martin Rivero's corner kick set up a header by Jeff Larentowicz, but the shot went well beyond the left post in the 24th minute.
The best chance of the half for FC Dallas came in the 36th minute when Castillo got a pass to Shea in front of the goal after getting past Colorado defender Marvell Wynne. Shea couldn't control the ball well enough and managed a harmless shot into the stands.