FC Dallas rode an early goalkeeper blunder by Colorado back-up netminder Stewart Ceus, and some stingy defending, to post a 1-0 victory over the Rapids in Saturday’s season opener at FC Dallas Stadium.
Ceus, playing in place of injured starter Matt Pickens, mis-judged a long David Ferreira pass, racing out to claim it before watching it bounce over his head and toward an open goal. FC Dallas’ Jackson was there to finish off the easy tap-in to put the Rapids in a hole just 11 minutes into the match.
The fluke goal was all FC Dallas needed on a night when the Rapids just couldn’t get much going in their attack. Newly-acquired FC Dallas goalkeeper Raul Fernandez made three saves on the night to record the shutout.
The Rapids finished the match with more possession and more shots on goal, but never truly threatened Fernandez.
Here are the match highlights:
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