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 almost make it 7-for-7
by Paul Kennedy, August 24th, 2011 12:58AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  colorado rapids, concacaf champions league

MOST COMMENTED

[CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE] The Colorado Rapids were two minutes away from making it 7-for-7 for MLS clubs in the Concacaf Champions League, but they conceded a sloppy goal and had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Real Espana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Still, the away point could serve the Rapids well as they look to advance to the quarterfinals in their first year of play in the regional club championship.

Jeff Larentowicz had put the Rapids ahead with a first-time shot in first-half stoppage time, and Colorado looked to be headed to an unlikely win until Kosuke Kimura's attempted clearance went right to sub Julio Rodriguez, who volleyed in the equalizer from close range.

Like the Seattle Sounders, 1-0 winners at Monterrey on Tuesday, the Rapids rested many of their regulars. Larentowicz was one of only three players to start both Saturday's MLS game against Chivas USA and Tuesday's game against Real Espana.

Goalie Steward Ceus came up with many big saves, stopping Jairo Puerto in stoppage time.

Aug. 23 in San Pedro Sula
Real Espana 1 Colorado Rapids 1. Goals: Rodriguez 88; Larentowicz 45.
Real Espana -- Hernandez, Bica (Colon, 45), Calderon (Pavon, 67), M.Martinez, Tejeda, Rodriguez, Morales, Delgado, Mejia, C.Martinez (Puerto, 45), Lalin.
Colorado -- Ceus, Kimura, Earls, Holody, Palguta (Moor 69), Nane, Larentowicz,  Thompson, LaBauex (Nyassi 80), Cummings (Amarikwa 71), Akpan.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Man United humbles Galaxy 7-0 before 86,432 fans    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Manchester United showed it had no problem adapting to the system of new Dutch ...
Plans for Kansas City soccer village unveiled    
[U.S. SOCCER] Kansas City, Kan., is home to a state-of-the-art soccer stadium in Sporting Park. Now, ...
Earthquakes break out of slump in big way    
[MLS: Week 20] The San Jose Earthquakes snapped their five-game winless streak with a 5-1 win ...
NBA All-Star interrupts Real Madrid practice    
[VIDEO PICK: Off the Post] Summer soccer in the USA means big clubs from around the ...
Thorns quiet after early Morgan goal    
[NWSL: Week 16] The Portland Thorns FC scored 14 goals in their previous three games but ...
Champions Shield goes to Manchester City    
[INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLIES] Sporting Kansas City lost for the first time in four games against English Premier ...
Scorpions jump into lead with third win    
[NASL: Fall Week 3] The San Antonio Scorpions moved on top in the NASL with a ...
Cuevas is happy to be back in Charleston    
[USL PRO: Week 19] Jose Cuevas, who had spent the last two seasons with the Charleston ...
What They're Saying: Brad Friedel    
"As a player, the odds are diminishing by the hour. It wasn't something that was planned ...
Tatu's Sting, Eclipse Select and Surf crowned    
[ECNL] Former indoor star Tatu coached the Dallas Sting to the U-17 Champions League title at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives