Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
D.C. United rides out weather and Rapids
by Ridge Mahoney, June 29th, 2007 7AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

Of the two 4-1 games played Thursday night, only one was closer than the score would indicate and it wasn't the U.S. loss to Argentina in the Copa America. Rain, lightning, and two late strikes by D.C. United swept Colorado to its fifth straight defeat, 4-1, after Colorado wasted chances to stay in the game.

Jacob Peterson got his first goal of the season from a Terry Cooke cross to provide a 1-0 Colorado lead in the19th minute. Peterson had just been robbed a minute earlier from point-blank range by keeper Troy Perkins.

Christian Gomez put away a penalty kick called for a Greg Vanney handball, shortly after Rapids defender Mike Petke left the field with a suspected broken ankle.

Nicolas Hernandez and Peterson narrowly missed giving their team the lead before halftime, and Nicholas Addlery punished those misfires by heading home a Fred corner kick in the 71st minute as a steady drizzle gained strength and lighting flashed in the distance.

It was the first corner kick of the match.

Referee Alex Prus waved the teams off the field in the 77th minute. After a 28-minute delay of lightning and heavy rain, play resumed. Colin Clark flicked a ball behind him and blasted a shot just wide. That was to be Colorado's last gasp.

Fred scored by knifing diagonally through midfield to start and finish a one-two with Addlery, and Gomez set up Luciano Emilio on a classic counterattack for his team-leading seventh goal of the season. Fred picked up a caution after his goal by lifting up his jersey to display a T-shirt reading, "Jesus Loves You."

Colorado (4-7-3) plays at Chicago on Sunday. United (6-4-2) joins Kansas City, temporarily at least, in third place of the Eastern Conference and plays at Arrowhead on the Fourth of July.

June 28 in Washington, D.C.
D.C. United 4 Colorado 1.
Goals:
Gomez pen. 34, Addlery (Fred), Fred (Addlery) 82, Emilio (Gomez) 87; Peterson (Cooke, Clark) 19.

D.C. United - Perkins, McTavish, Erpen, Simms, Gros, Carroll, Gomez (Dyachenko, 90), Fred (Burch, 86), Moose, Emilio, Kpene (Addlery, 12). Colorado - Coundoul, Prideaux, Gargan, Petke (Wingert, 29), Vanney, Cooke, Mastroeni (Keel, 71), Peterson, Wasson (Brown, 77), Clark, Hernandez. Yellow Cards:

D.C. United - Gros 40, Fred 83; Colorado - Wasson 43, Vanney 69. Referee: Alex Prus.

Att.: 14,982.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Where to Watch European Soccer    
The new European club season has started up. Here are places Soccer America readers recommend where ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Friday] No. 7 New Mexico had to settle for a 1-1 tie with Drexel before ...
Wooten scores second late winner in two weeks    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] German-American Andrew Wooten scored his second game-winning goal in two games to lead Sandhausen ...
Dempsey teams up again with XO    
[VIDEO PICK: Music] The FIFA 15 release party in New York featured its cover boy, Clint ...
New and the old square off in semifinals    
[USL PRO: Semifinals] Two first-year clubs -- Sacramento Republic FC and La Galaxy II -- and ...
Attention on battle for first place -- and fourth    
[NASL: Fall Week 11] First place will be on the line Saturday when the San Antonio ...
Nasco nightmare gives RSL Rocky Mountain Cup    
[MLS: Friday] Joe Nasco, the former Georgia police officer who made his MLS debut this summer ...
Riquelme still brilliant at 36     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Argentine playmaker Juan Roman Riquelme has always been one of the most delightful ...
What They're Saying: Danny Murphy    
"Basically, half his finger was off and you could see his tendon. Glass shattered -- it ...
Abbott is 'incredibly impressed' with Sac scene    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] How does Sacramento stack up? MLS president Mark Abbott said he's not about to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives