TORONTO ON - NOVEMBER 21: Macoumba Kandji #10 of the Colorado Rapids celebrates his goal with teammates during overtime against FC Dallas the 2010 MLS Cup match at BMO Field on November 21 2010 in Toronto Canada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Colorado Rapids Win MLS Cup 2010

The Colorado Rapids have won the MLS Cup 2010 with a 2-1 overtime victory!

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Colorado Rapids Win MLS Cup 2010, 2-1, Over FC Dallas In Overtime

It took 13 years since their last MLS Cup appearance, but the Colorado Rapids are the 2010 MLS Champions, defeating FC Dallas, 2-1, in overtime. Macoumba Kandji scored the go-ahead goal in the 108th minute of play. Kandji, who came in as a sub for Omar Cummings, nutmegged the ball past a Dallas player and then it deflected off George John for the go-ahead (and game-winning) goal. Kandji went down with an injury on the play and left the field of play.

There were several close FC Dallas scoring opportunities after Colorado took the lead, but goalie Matt Pickens was on top of his game and made several huge saves.

The Rapids played a solid first half, but FC Dallas led 1-0 on a David Ferreira goal at halftime. The Rapids' Conor Casey tied the game in the second half with a goal in the 56th minute.

This game was marked by very aggressive play on both sides and four yellow cards (three by the Rapids).

The Colorado Rapids are 2010 MLS Cup Champions!


Rapids Vs. Dallas: Conor Casey's Goal Early In Second Half Secures Overtime

In an aggressive and exciting second half to the MLS Cup Championship game, the Colorado RapidsConor Casey scored the equalizer in the 56th minute. After Casey’s goal, there was plenty of pushing and shoving as both sides attempted to score the go-ahead goal. In the 83rd minute, both Conor Casey and Jair Benitez received yellow cards for their aggressive tangle.

At the end of the second half, the Rapids appeared ready to take a corner kick, but the ref blew the whistle to end the half. The Rapids then complained to the ref that the kick should have taken place.

The game will now enter into 30 minutes of overtime (two 15 minute halves), and if that is not enough, penalty kicks will decide the 2010 MLS Cup.


Rapids Vs. Dallas: David Ferreira Gives Dallas 1-0 Lead At Halftime

The Colorado Rapids are down 0-1 at halftime against FC Dallas. David Ferreira, MLS MVP, scored in the 34th minute for Dallas. However, there is some controversy over a non-call made by the referees on a series of plays involving the Rapids’ Conor Casey. Casey got into a bit of shoving with two Dallas players and when he broke through the defenders Dallas’ Jair Benitez appeared to take Casey out on a slide. The referee did not call a penalty on the incident. Upon replay, it was evident Benitez took Casey out with a swipe at his shin.

Casey was involved in a head-to-head collision with Dallas’ George John later in the half, but both players recovered and finished out the half.

Colorado’s Anthony Wallace received a yellow card in the 41st minute.

The Rapids have attempted three shots and one was on goal, while Dallas has made five shots, three on goal.

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