Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World 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
Video Pick: Amazing overhead golazos from South America    
Vitor Hugo of Brazil's Palmeiras and Ismael Blanco of Ecuador's demonstrate how to score spectacularly when ...
Klinsmann: 'We did a lot of good stuff'    
The USA's 3-2 loss at Denmark on Wednesday gives Coach Jurgen Klinsmann's team a post-2014 World ...
TV Report: ESPN3 will air 120-plus NASL games    
ESPN3 will carry a minimum of 120 North American Soccer League games during the 2015 season, ...
Road to Russia: Heroics from U.S. collegians and prep star    
Heroics by a pair of former U.S. college goalkeepers highlighted the start of the long World ...
MLS Week 4: Vancouver loses Manneh for Timbers' match    
Vancouver will be without young Gambian star Kekuta Manneh for Saturday's Cascadia Cup game against Portland ...
French Guiana stuns Honduras in Gold Cup playoff    
Not so fast yet on that USA-Honduras match to open the Gold Cup. French Guiana, which ...
World Cup on ESPN garners six Sports Emmy nominations    
ESPN received six Sports Emmy Award nominations for its coverage of the 2014 World Cup from ...
Rewind: Breaking down the USA's late-game collapses    
The USA continued its recent trend of late collapses with the worst one of all, blowing ...
Video Pick: Too much celebration proves costly    
Players from Mozambique club Ferroviario Maputo celebrated so much after scoring against Zambia's K-Stars they weren't ...
What They're Saying: Jason Kreis    
"I'm a huge fan of Xavi Hernandez. I think he would be a huge player in ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives