FC Dallas got goals from Fabian Castillo, Jair Benitez and David Ferreira in a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night that kept their faint playoff hopes alive.
Dallas (6-11-8) is 3-2-1 in its last six, including two wins over Colorado, following a franchise-record 13-game winless skid. The victory allows it to leapfrog the Rapids and tie Chivas USA for sixth in the Western Conference standings, seven points behind Los Angeles for the last postseason slot.
Jaime Castrillon and Jeff Larentowicz scored for the Rapids (8-15-1), who are 1-7-0 in their last eight outings and 2-10-0 on the road this season.
Ferreira gave FC Dallas a 3-1 advantage just 4 minutes into the second half with his first goal of the year. Playing his eighth match of the season after missing the previous 14 months with an ankle injury that required multiple surgeries, the 2010 MLS MVP received a nice pass from Castillo and beat Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens with a 10-yarder just inside the righ...