Thursday, March 12, 2009

Rapids Give Head Coach Birthday Victory

The Colorado Rapids completed their 2009 preseason schedule with a 1-0 victory Thursday night over the Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field.

This was the Rapids' third consecutive win and third straight victory over an MLS club this preseason. Colorado close out preseason play with a
5-2-0 record.

Conor Casey scored the game’s only goal in the 38th minute off a penalty kick following a foul on Colin Clark in the box.

The Rapids return to Colorado tomorrow to begin preparations for their 2009 regular season opener on Saturday, March 21 against Chivas USA at The Home Depot Center.

Colorado Rapids Lineup: Matt Pickens, Jordan Harvey, Cory Gibbs (Ivan Guerrero 66), Ugo Ihemelu (Ty Harden 66), Kosuke Kimura, Pablo Mastroeni (Nick LaBrocca 66), Colin Clark (Terry Cooke 66), Jacob Peterson, Mehdi Ballouchy, Omar Cummings (Gregory Richardson 66), Conor Casey (Ross Schunk 66)