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
Rapids exploit Houston gaffe
by Ridge Mahoney, May 4th, 2011 11:24PM

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 Weaver in 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
What They're Saying    
"We can't do the work of FIFA and UEFA. We hope that in the near future ...
Manchester United and Liverpool in driver's seats    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Group play in the Guinness International Champions Cup concludes Saturday with four games. Manchester ...
Dayton head coach van Druenen steps down    
[USL PRO: Week 20] Sid van Druenen has resigned as head coach of the Dayton Dutch ...
Kansas City aims to join Seattle in playoffs    
[NWSL: Week 17] FC Kansas City will look to join the regular-season champion Seattle Reign FC ...
U.S. under-23 men's national team roster    
[BAHAMAS CAMP] The U.S. under-23 men's national team roster will hold a five-day camp, beginning Sunday, ...
Revs' Fagundez gets Uruguay U-20 call-up    
[MLS: Friday] The New England Revolution announced that 19-year-old midfielder Diego Fagundez has been called into ...
Our All-Star Game guide: 11 things to do in Portland    
[MLS SPOTLIGHT] There's lots happening around Wednesday's AT&T MLS ALL-Star Game in Portland with an NWSL ...
U.S. attendance records, from Hakoah to Olympics    
[CROWD COUNT] A crowd of 109,000 is expected Saturday at the Big House, home of University ...
What They're Saying: James Rodriguez    
"I'm here just as another player. There are many stars; I'll try to help out." -- ...
2014 NPSL All-League Team    
[AWARDS] Two players each from the NPSL finalists New York Red Bulls U-23s (Victor Manosalvas and ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives