10 Shot – MLS Soccer – FC Dallas at Colorado Take 2

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Wow.  More rain falling, flash flood warnings abound, thunderstorms moving into the area, but we are going to have a soccer game.  As I pulled up to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, it honestly looked liked the wrath of God was bearing down on the stadium.  Black clouds, rain, cloud to cloud lightning and strong winds.  We would have a delayed start to the game, because of lightning, and once the game started, it was just a light rain.  By the second half the rain had stopped and the moon was out.

It was a wet, scoreless game in the first half.  The scoring would not start until the second half.  FC Dallas was able to get the ball past a diving Clint Irwin to connect for a goal to take a 1-0 lead.  It would not last though.  The Rapids were able to tie the game soon after and then on a beautiful cross from Sanchez to Torres, a FC Dallas defender knocked the ball into his own goal to give the Rapids a 2-1 lead and the win.  This gave the Rapids 3 important points, now trailing  2nd place Real Salt Lake by 3 points and first place Seattle by 4 points.

Here is my 10 Shot from the game.  These photos and more can be purchased for media use only through Corbis and NewSport Photo or directly through this website by clicking on the photos.

September 14th, 2013 - Dark clouds move in as near by flood warnings go into effect as more rains hit the area prior to the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - Edson the Eagle delivers the game ball prior to the start of action in the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids forward Vicente Sánchez (7) makes a move with the ball in first half action of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids forward Vicente Sánchez (7) attempts to get past FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) in the first half of action in the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids midfielder Atiba Harris (16) tries to make a move past FC Dallas defender Matt Hedges (24) in the first half of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - FC Dallas midfielder Kellyn Acosta (23) keeps the ball away from Colorado Rapids forward Vicente Sánchez (7) in first half action of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - In a goodwill gesture, Colorado Rapids forward Vicente Sánchez (7) helps FC Dallas midfielder Erick (12) recover from a pulled muscle in the first half of action in the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - FC Dallas midfielder Andrew Jacobson (4) heads the ball away from Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor (3) in first half action of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (22) keeps the ball away from the rushing FC Dallas forward Fabian Castillo (11) in second half action of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

September 14th, 2013 - FC Dallas forward Blas Pérez (7) collects a pass in the second half of the MLS Soccer game between FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO (Carl Auer/Newsport)

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