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Cristian Colman’s late goal lifts FC Dallas to draw with Rapids

FRISCO, Texas — Cristian Colman’s header tied it in the 89th minute and FC Dallas salvaged a 1-1 draw against the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

“I’m incredibly proud of the players. To come to a difficult place like this, against a team that are constantly very, very strong at home, I’m just pleased,” said Rapids head coach Anthony Hudson. “Pleased with the performance. We’re scoring in every game now, we look a threat going forward, and I think, in the end, it probably was a fair result.”

FC Dallas goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer made a diving save of Johan Blomberg’s shot in the 74th minute to keep the deficit at one, and Dallas (1-0-3) pressed forward in the final 15 minutes in search of the equalizer.

Mauro Diaz sent a 35-yard diagonal cross over the top of the Rapids’ central defense and Colman headed it down to tie it at 1.

Joe Mason opened the scoring for Colorado (1-1-2) in the 62nd minute with a left-footed finish that deflected in off defender Reto Ziegler. Dominique Badji won a long ball about 35 yards from goal and isolated Ziegler to set up Mason.

“Hard fought game,” said Rapids defender Axel Sjolberg. “Obviously, we are disappointed to let in a late goal, but overall I think we’re pleased with the performance and we’re taking a point home.”

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