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MLS: Colorado 1, FC Dallas 0

Sept. 4, 2008 at 11:17 PM   |   Comments

FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mike Petke scored his first goal of the season Thursday to give the Colorado Rapids a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas.

It was the Rapids' first win on Dallas' home turf in seven years.

Colorado jumped from last place in the Western Conference into a third-place tie with Chivas USA going into this weekend's action. It was Colorado's first road win since a 1-0 victory over New England April 12.

Petke's goal came in the 60th minute when he converted a header to the near post off a corner kick from Terry Cooke.

Dallas missed a chance to tie it in the 80th minute when Drew Moor's header failed to find a wide-open goal.

Dallas leads only San Jose and Los Angeles in the Western Conference. Those teams are just a point behind Dallas with a game in hand.

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