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When FC Dallas started Sunday's match against the Colorado Rapids, they were already facing the prospect of trying to win without Brek Shea, sidelined by turf toe. Two red cards later, Dallas' task went from difficult to impossible.

First-half red cards to Daniel Hernandez and Blas Perez gave the visiting Rapids a two-man edge. They eventually took advantage in the second half, with Brian Mullan setting up goals by Jaime Castrillon and Martin Rivero to give the Rapids a 2-0 victory in Frisco, Texas.

Referee Mark Geiger sent off Hernandez first when he issued the Dallas player-coach a second yellow card for a foul on Rivero, and just two minutes later issued red to Perez for a challenge on Rapids defender Drew Moor.

FC Dallas tried to hold off the Rapids, but Mullan helped Colorado break through with a perfect cross that Castrillon headed home in the 61st minute. Mullan added a second assist in the 74th when he found Rivero to make it 2-0.

What did you think of the match? Agree with the two red cards FC Dallas received? Worried about Brek Shea's status for the national team? Think the Rapids are ready to make a move up the West standings?

Share your thoughts below.

30 comments
  • JoeInPA

    Horrible reffering by Geiger. Clearly no red was deserved for Perez. And while Hernandez deserved the second yellow, the first was for dissent when DH pointed out Geiger missed a clear yellow card foul against a FC dallas player.

    Geiger is a disgrace

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  • JRP

    Winning a game with a two man advantage is no reason to climb the rankings. Colorado is a good team. But even Galaxy could pull off this kind of a win.

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  • Nick

    +1. Perez red was absurd…I am not a supporter of either squad, was disappointed ref ruined game.

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  • 2tone

    Turf toe can take awhile to get over. Shea may miss out on this USMNT camp. My vote goes to Pontius to be on the squad.

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  • gstommylee

    High boot with studs up is dangerous and is a red card. It was a legit red.

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  • bcoug

    Not knowing what was said, I have no idea if the first yellow was deserved. That being said, once he was playing on one yellow Hernandez needed to show MUCH better judgement – that second yellow was totally warranted. Hernandez needed to understand the situation he as in (whether it was fair or not) and adjust accordingly.

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  • gstommylee

    Perez is an idiot for leading in a challenge with studs up high boot. That was completely unnecessary had he kept his foot down he would have never been sent off.

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  • downintexas

    JoelinPA, FCD ran over Geiger’s dog once.

    Well, replace repeatedly with once, and son with dog.

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  • Chris Heck

    And with this loss, the New York Red Bulls are the only team in MLS undefeated at home.

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  • CDavis

    I spoke with Drew after the game and even he said it shouldn’t have been a red card.

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  • CDavis

    It must of been pretty bad whatever he said, because Brian Mullen was throwing plenty of F-bombs at Geiger and the bench side AR and he did not get a yellow. He was loud enough those of us 12 rows up in the stands could clearly hear him.

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  • CDavis

    Going to be tough for Dallas without Hernandez and Perez. Shea probably won’t be back on Weds either.
    Maybe Sealy will get a shot at forward and look better, he hasn’t shown much at outside mid.

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  • RB

    Winning any game is reason enough to move up in the standings (the word used in the report).

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  • Tom p

    Well deserved reds by both idiot players. Nuff said. I am positive they will be seeing more judgement later this week. Hoping MLS will start flushing these no skilled thugs out soon. No smarts at all.

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  • lassidawg

    Possibly, but Seattle still hasn’t played its best game and they only have one loss, and that was on a crap PK call.

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  • Dos

    I find Hernandez to be completely hilarious . . . this is the second time already this season he’s gotten tossed after two cards? That is a joke . . . he is completely to blame for both cards, especially making a typically brash challenge while already sitting on a card! It made me laugh – the ref you rec’v a yellow for berating is not giving you the benefit of the doubt going forward

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  • Polo

    MLS has really poor officiating.

    This was not one of those cases. Both red cards were well deserved. The second yellow for DH could have been a red card by itself. These guys just don’t learn. You can’t make tackles like that and expect to stay on the pitch.

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  • 2tone

    Little less than a week. Turf Toe can take up to a month to get over in some cases. I don’t know if Shea has a severe case or not though.

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  • Jason

    Hernandez deserved his red as the second yellow foul was orange color on its own on top of what he said to get his first yellow.

    Perez should have gotten yellow. The foul could have gone either way on card color and the game didn’t need a second red there. The foul looked worse than it was from the referee’s POV though.

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  • Steve

    Got the red right, no question. Cleats up, right into opposing player, never even tries to pull down when he realizes he won’t get ball (which he never really had a shot at), that was a definition red card. Just the fact that the announcer called it immediately, before the ref gets there, before he sees a replay tells me it was the right call-those guys watch a lot more football than most of us.

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  • Rory

    I think it depends… do you give a red for doing something recklace with no contact, or do you have to make contact?

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  • Dos

    Kamani Hill has looked very good for someone who seemed to be pretty unheralded during his time abroad, and through the process of coming back

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  • CrazyJon85

    I agree with jason, hernandez definitely deserved his 2 yellow sendoff. As for perez, i also agree that the foul could have gone either way. to be honest i thought it was a red. Great goal by Rivero tho

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  • Air Jordanz

    Turf Toe is a horrible misnomer because it seems like a silly injury.

    In reality, it is extremely painful to run with, let alone walk.

    Source: personal experience

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