Kimura’s goal in 79th minute gives Colorado Rapids 1-0 victory over FC Dallas

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Kimura lifts Rapids to 1-0 win over FC Dallas

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Kosuke Kimura scored in the 79th minute to lead the Colorado Rapids past FC Dallas 1-0 on Saturday night.

Kimura’s second goal of the year helped end a three-game winless streak for Colorado (6-4-6).

Kimura took a pass from Mehdi Ballouchy just outside the crease and sent the ball over goalkeeper Ray Burse’s left shoulder.

FC Dallas (4-8-4) fell to 1-5-2 away from home after being 2-0-1 overall in its previous three games.

Scoring chances were hard to come by in the first half. Burse came out of the crease to smother the ball on a breakaway by Conor Casey in three 19th minute.

Burse stopped a low shot from Colorado’s Jacob Peterson from 25 yards in the 24th minute.

FC Dallas was held without a scoring chance before the break. Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens picked up a pass that rolled to him in the 14th minute and caught an errant pass by Dave van den Bergh in the 28th minute.

Ugo Ihemelu and Nick LaBrocca of the Rapids received yellow cards three minutes apart in the first half.

The Rapids had two more scoring chances slip away early in the second half. LaBrocca sailed a shot wide right in the 54th minute and had another just miss the right post in the 57th minute.

FC Dallas’ Jeff Cunningham missed the right post after receiving a pass from van den Bergh in the 69th minute.

Colorado was without Omar Cummings, Colin Clark and Cory Gibbs. Cummings was playing for Jamaica at the CONCACAF Gold Cup, while Clark was away with the U.S. National team and Gibbs was serving a suspension for a yellow card earned in the team’s recent game with Chicago.

Kenny Cooper, the leading scorer for FC Dallas, also was away with the U.S. National team.

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