Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Rapids exploit Houston gaffe
by Ridge Mahoney, May 4th, 2011 11:24PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids, houston dynamo, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS]Minutes after equalizing on a terrible mistake by Houston goalie Tally Hall, Colorado punched home another goal to stun the Dynamo, 2-1, Wednesday at Robertson Stadium.

Colorado defender Scott Palguta, who made his first start of the season at left back, scored from close range during a goalmouth scramble in the final minutes to cap a dispiriting night for the Dynamo, which squandered a 1-0 lead to lose, 2-1, and may have also lost forward Brian Ching to yet another injury.

Former Rapid Colin Clark, traded to Houston last season while rehabilitating a knee injury, scored his first Houston goal from a feed by Je-Vaughn Watson to provide a 1-0 lead in the 71st minute. But keeper Tally Hall threw away the advantage three minutes later by charging forward to deal with a long-range free kick he expected to be chipped into the box; instead, Jamie Smith struck a looping ball that just cleared Hall’s desperate backward lunge and dropped under the crossbar.

Another set play turned into Colorado’s gamewinner. In the 84th minute, Houston failed to clear a long throw-in and after it bounced off two Dynamo players, substitute forward Caleb Folan -- while lying in the goalmouth -- poked the ball back for Palguta to run onto and slam into the net.

Ching, who had played only 63 minutes because of numerous injuries, replaced Cam Weaverin the 62nd minute and after he shot over the crossbar and both teams scored, he needed on-field treatment for an unspecified injury. Ching finished the match. Midfielder Geoff Cameron, who had been listed on a preliminary lineup, was a late scratch and did not play.

By winning, the defending champion ended a four-game winless streak and upped its record to 4-3-1. Houston’s six-game unbeaten run ended and its record dropped to 3-2-3. On Saturday, Colorado plays at New England and Houston is at Toronto FC.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
MLS Week 13: Results & Standings    
Saturday's MLS action featured a pair of hat tricks by Bradley Wright-Phillips (3-0 win for the ...
Messi Update: Argentine star moving uncomfortably but no broken bones    
Lionel Messi injured his back and ribs in a Copa Centenario warmup game for Argentina against ...
Copa Centenario: Castillo replaces Chandler on U.S. roster    
The USA has called in Edgar Castillo to replace Timmy Chandler on its roster for the ...
MLS Countdown: Kaka recalled by Brazil for Centenario    
The announcement came a day too late to benefit the Philadelphia Union, but Orlando City midfielder ...
U.S. Abroad: Gonzalez's Pachuca has edge in Liga MX final    
Omar Gonzalez, who was passed over for a spot on the U.S. Copa Centenario team, started ...
BeIN Sports adds special Copa Centenario coverage    
One vital aspect of soccer's increased television exposure is how events are treated by non-rights holders ...
USA-Bolivia: Will youth movement continue?    
Christian Pulisic has already impressed his coach, Jurgen Klinsmann, enough that he's in contention to start ...
What They're Saying: Jozy Altidore    
"When Haiti qualified, I just thought it'd be a cool thing, because they haven't qualified for ...
TV Report: Fox network twinbill draws 1,613,000 viewers    
Last Saturday's FA Cup-MLS doubleheader on Fox reached a combined 1,613,000 viewers. Manchester United's 2-1 overtime ...
Concacaf turns to NBA for new CEO    
In another step to rehabilitate itself after five years of scandal, Concacaf hired Philippe Moggio out ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives