Both teams sporting significant roster changes, Colorado emerged victorious on the road at Dallas behind a Mike Petke goal off of a Terry Cooke corner. Despite 10 corners and 7 shots on goal, Dallas couldn’t get one past Colorado keeper Preston Burpo. Burpo seems to have won Interim Head Coach Gary Smith’s favor over the sometimes-dynamic sometimes-inept Bouna Coundoul (whose bench spot was taken by Australian newcomer Chris Sharpe because of Coundoul’s Senegal National Team duties).
For Dallas, Captain Duilio Davino’s return from injury was delayed, as he remained sidelined by the toe injury that has kept him out of four matches thus far.
With the win, Colorado jumps from last to a tie for third place in the airtight West, while Dallas slips to just a point above LA and San Jose, in danger of dropping to the cellar once those teams play Saturday.