Cole Bassett and Tommy Smith scored four minutes apart late in the second half and the 11th-place Colorado Rapids spoiled FC Dallas’ shot at a first-round bye, winning 2-1 on Sunday.

Colorado Rapids midfielder Marlon Hairston, left, congratulates defender Tommy Smith after Smith scored the go-ahead goal against FC Dallas in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids midfielder Marlon Hairston, left, congratulates defender Tommy Smith after Smith scored the go-ahead goal against FC Dallas in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Dallas (16-9-9), which was atop the Western Conference before a home loss last week, needed a win to avoid a Knockout Round game. Colorado (8-19-7) had won just one of its last eight home games against FC Dallas.

Colorado Rapids defender Tommy Smith reacts after scoring the go-ahead goal against FC Dallas in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids defender Tommy Smith reacts after scoring the go-ahead goal against FC Dallas in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Bassett, a 17-year-old in his first start at home, tied it in the 80th to become the youngest player to score in club history. Smith headed in Kellyn Acosta’s corner kick at the far post.

Colorado Rapids midfielder Enzo Martinez, right, reacts after getting tangled up with FC Dallas midfielder Santiago Mosquera while pursuing the ball in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids midfielder Enzo Martinez, right, reacts after getting tangled up with FC Dallas midfielder Santiago Mosquera while pursuing the ball in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. The Rapids won 2-1. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FC Dallas defender Reto Ziegler, left, and FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez head off the pitch after time ran out in the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
FC Dallas defender Reto Ziegler, left, and FC Dallas goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez head off the pitch after time ran out in the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Maximiliano Urruti opened the scoring for FC Dallas in the 18th minute with an easy redirection of Dominique Badji’s cross. It ended Colorado’s two-game shutout streak.

Colorado Rapids defender Bismark Adjei-Boateng, left, drives down the pitch with the ball as FC Dallas midfielder Santiago Mosquera covers in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Colorado Rapids defender Bismark Adjei-Boateng, left, drives down the pitch with the ball as FC Dallas midfielder Santiago Mosquera covers in the second half of an MLS soccer match Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The teams had played four consecutive 1-1 draws in Colorado over the last three seasons.

Source: The Associated Press

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