Sunday, November 21, 2010
FC Dallas drops MLS Cup Final to Colorado Rapids
By Buzz Carrick
FC Dallas was defeated 2-1 in MLS Cup in overtime by a strong, physical Colorado Rapids side in a ugly and scrappy game. Temps and weather were a factor in Toronto as the game became very physical. The Rapids tough nature stymied the FCD fluid possession causing FCD to try and bypass the midfield and play over the top.
What had seemed a team of destiny for FCD was undone by lackadaisical possession in their own end. A stray pass by Jair Benitez and failure to clear by Zach Loyd led to the first Colorado goal by Conor Casey. Slopping passing on the sideline gave the ball to Colorado for Macumba Kanji to toe poke the ball into the FCD net off George John's knee to take the lead.
MVP David Ferreira had scored a classy goal off a terrific cross from Marvin Chavez that put FCD up 1-0 in the first half.
Colorado has now defeated FCD in all five playoff meetings in the clubs history.