The Rapids fell behind in the 35th minute when Dallas star David Ferreira hit the back of the net after being found by Marvin Chavez but Conor Casey leveled for Colorado in the 57th minute to restore parity.
Neither side were able to break the deadlock for the remainder of regular time as the match was forced into extra-time.
In the 107th minute of the final, the Rapids took the lead when Dallas defender George John scored an own goal and unfortunately for the Texans they couldn’t come back from that and had to settle for second place in the 2010 MLS season.
Venue: BMO Field, Toronto
Crowd: approx. 22,000
Referee: Baldomero Toledo
Yellow cards: FCD - Jair Benitez 84’
COL - Anthony Wallace 41’, Jamie Smith 51’, Conor Casey 84’
Kevin Hartman (gk), Jackson Goncalves (Lloyd 34’), George John, Ugo Ihemelu, Jair Benitez, Marvin Chavez (Avila 105’), Daniel Hernandez, Brek Shea (Cunningham 64’), David Ferreira, Atiba Harris
Subs - Zach Lloyd (34’), Jeff Cunningham (64’), Eric Avila (105’)
Matt Pickens (gk), Drew Moor, Marvell Wynne, Kosuke Kimura, Anthony Wallace (Thompson 90’), Jamie Smith (Baudet 90’), Brian Mullan, Pablo Mastroeni, Jeff Larentowicz, Omar Cummings (Kandji 98’), Conor Casey
Subs - Wells Thompson (90’), Julien Baudet (90’), Macoumba Kandji (98’)