Rapids rally to top FC Dallas

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Updated: September 14, 2013

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) – A Matt Hedges own goal proved to be the
difference on Saturday as the Colorado Rapids rallied for a 2-1 victory over FC
Dallas at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

After a scoreless first 45 minutes which saw both sides struggle to generate
quality scoring chances, FC Dallas broke through in the 51st minute when David
Ferreira slammed home a well-placed cross from defender Jair Benitez.

But Colorado found an equalizer in the 59th minute when Vicente Sanchez beat
FCD goalkeeper Raul Fernandez with a low strike for his first goal in a Rapids
kit.

The deciding moment came in the 65th minute when Sanchez moved up the pitch to
pressure the Dallas defense and forced a mistake from Hedges, which wound up in
the net to put the Rapids ahead.

FC Dallas had a chance to pull it out of the fire late with a set-piece
opportunity in the third minute of added time, but the free kick was parried
away by Irwin to preserve three points for Colorado.