Friday, March 12, 2010

Rapids Drop Preseason Match to San Jose

The Rapids today dropped a preseason match by a score of 2-0 to fellow MLS side San Jose in a game played at Spurs Lodge in Chigwell, London, home training ground of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. San Jose received goals from Ryan Johnson and Quincy Amarikwa in the first and final ten minutes of the match, respectively, to earn the win.

The matchup was a contest between two MLS teams that are partners with London-based Premier League sides, the Rapids with Arsenal FC and San Jose with Tottenham. Colorado trained all week at Arsenal’s training center in Colney, and on Tuesday defeated the Arsenal reserves 1-0. Likewise, San Jose has spent the last week training in Chigwell, and also defeated their partner-club’s development side 1-0 on Wednesday.

Go to for a full recap.

SJ- Johnson (Alvarez) 10
SJ- Amarikwa 83

Colorado Rapids - Matt Pickens, Kosuke Kimura (Rob Valentino 67), Drew Moor (Oscar Murillo 67), Julien Baudet (Mike Holody 67), Jure Travner, Danny Earls (Colin Clark 67), Nick LaBrocca (Jeff Larentowicz 67), Pablo Mastroeni (Pat Noonan 46), Wells Thompson (Andy Lorei 67), Conor Casey (Andre Akpan 67), Omar Cummings (Ciaran O’Brien 80).

San Jose Earthquakes - Joe Cannon, Chris Leitch, Ike Opara (Bobby Burling 65), Jason Hernandez, Ramiro Corrales (Steve Beitashour 70), Joey Gjertsen (Justin Morrow 70), Brad Ring (Eduardo 70), Javier Robles (Simon Elliott 57), Bobby Convey (Antonio Ribeiro 75), Ryan Johnson (Quincy Amarikwa 75), Arturo Alvarez (Cornell Glen 65).


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