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
Salt Lake no better on a Monday
by Ridge Mahoney, May 1st, 2007 9:30AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  mls

MOST COMMENTED

A rare Monday night MLS game was the same old story for host Real Salt Lake, which lost to its Rocky Mountain Cup rival Colorado, 2-0. Moved out of Rice-Eccles Stadium for the weekend by the NCAA gymnastic championships being staged by the University of Utah, RSL (0-2-2) labored through a scoreless first half before Roberto Brown and Kyle Beckerman scored four minutes apart to give Colorado (2-1-1) the victory and a share of the Western Conference lead.

U.S. under-20 keeper Chris Seitz replaced Nick Rimando and in his first MLS action turned away a long blast from Herculez Gomez for one of his two saves. Despite triggering a few anxious moments in the Colorado penalty area, RSL was unable to beat Bouna Coundoul and for the second straight time was shut out at home.

It tied the Crew, 0-0, on April 14 before being drilled by Chivas USA, 4-0, on the road nine days ago.

Brown muscled his way past defender Danny Torres to reach a bouncing ball and then picked his spot to score his second goal of the season. Beckerman scored after a free-kick goal by Herculez Gomez was disallowed by referee Abiodun Okulaja, who had been positioning the defensive wall and hadn't signaled to restart play.

Gomez blasted the re-kick into the wall and it rebounded out to Beckerman, whose shot skipped off a defender and past Seitz. Fans jeered Beckerman, who held his hand to his ear after scoring the second goal. Last year's final regular-season meeting between the teams produced seven cautions and angry words when Colorado scored the only goal of the match rather than kicking the ball out of play while an RSL player was lying on the field injured. RSL operator-investor Dave Checketts confronted Pablo Mastroeni as the Rapids celebrated their victory.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 1 Washington jumped out to a 2-0 lead at San Diego State after ...
'Caps qualify for first time, three U.S. spots taken    
[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] Vancouver qualified for the Concacaf Champions League for the first time when Saturday's ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] A goal in each half from Michaela Dooley and Stuart Pope gave Kentucky a ...
The Good, The Bad -- and Lionel Messi     
[EUROPE IN A NUTSHELL] A hat trick was not enough for Sergio Aguero, while Cristiano Ronaldo ...
Sounders in driver's seat for Supporters' Shield    
[MLS: Sunday] The LA Galaxy looked to be coasting to victory in the first of its ...
Indiana-based Haiti overcomes obstacles    
[SCOUTING REPORT: Haiti] The USA is all but assured of advancing to the semifinals of the ...
Cameron returns for Stoke, Diskerud injured in Norway    
[AMERICANS ABROAD: Weekend] Geoff Cameron made his first appearance of the English Premier League season after ...
What They're Saying: Raphael Wolf     
"That was a big blow for us, there's no point in sugar-coating it. It wasn't a ...
Goalkeeper scores fantastic free kick     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Rogerio Ceni, the 41-year-old goalkeeper who is Sao Paulo's 11th all-time leading scorer, ...
D.C. United tops East, Crew gets in    
[MLS: Saturday] D.C. United wrapped up a remarkable run by downing Chicago, 2-1, to win the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives