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MLS: Dalls 0 Colorado 2

SoccerNews in MLS 7 May 2012

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The Colorado Rapids won 2-0 away to Dallas in the MLS on Sunday after the home side had two players sent off in the first half.

Dallas lost two players in two minutes in the first half against Colorado and fell apart in the second half as Jaime Castrillon and Martin Rivero scored for the visitors in a 13-minute period.

Dallas midfielder Daniel Hernandez received two yellow cards in a nine-minute window, with his second coming in the 34th minute for a crunching tackle on Rivero, before Blas Perez copped a straight red card in the 36th minute for a studs up challenge on Rapids defender Ugo Ihemelu.

The home side never recovered and failed to register a single shot on target for the entire match.

The Rapids scored their first goal in the 61st minute after a cross from Luis Zapata was flicked away from the goal by a Dallas defender, only for Brian Mullan to chip the ball back to Castrillon who was unmarked right in front of goal.

Colorado had over 65 percent of possession for the game and deservedly made the score 2-0 in the 74th minute.

Substitute Kamani Hill slid the ball between two Dallas defenders to Mullan, who was cutting in from the right wing.

Mullan cut the ball back to Rivero at the penalty spot and the Argentine midfielder had enough time to turn, line up his shot and slot the ball into the corner past Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman’s left hand.

It was the Rapids’ fifth win of the season and sees them solidify their hold on fifth spot in the MLS’ Western Conference, three points clear of Dallas in sixth.

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