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MLS Game Summary - Philadelphia at Colorado



(Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Colorado 3, Philadelphia 0

Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids earned their fifth straight win at home with a 4-1 effort vs. the Philadelphia Union at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Major League Soccer action on Wednesday night.

The Rapids have outscored the opposition 14-1 during the home streak to improve to 11-7-8 overall and solidify their chances of earning a wildcard in the upcoming MLS Cup playoffs.

Colorado sits in sixth in the league's overall table ahead of the Chicago/San Jose game late on Wednesday night, with the top eight making the second season.

Omar Cummings scored two goals inside 15 minutes, picking up right where he left off after missing the Rapids' 1-1 draw at Real Salt Lake this past Saturday with an ankle injury. The in-form striker has now scored seven goals in the last five games and 12 this season.

Forward Mac Kandji added two assists after getting his second straight start with the Rapids, this time for Conor Casey, who was suspended for Wednesday's game.

Cummings put the Rapids up 1-0 in the eighth minute after Kandji controlled the ball on the right side and he played a ball on the ground to him in the Union 18-yard box. Cummings then slide to deflect the ball past goalkeeper Brad Knighton, just inside the far post.

Cummings made it 2-0 seven minutes later when a volleyed home a Jamie Smith corner kick from the right after being left wide open on the back side.

Wells Thompson made it 3-0 for the home side in the 68th minute when he pounced on the rebound of a Pablo Mastroeni free kick from just outside the penalty area. It was Thompson's second goal of the season.

Quincy Amarikwa added his first goal of the season four minutes from time to make it 4-0 when Kandji ran free in the area and played square to him for an easy tap-in.

Union rookie Jack McInerney pulled a goal back, his third of the season, in the 90th minute to break the Rapids' home shutout streak.

Both teams jump back into league action on Saturday, with the Union (7-13-6) hosting the Houston Dynamo and the Rapids hosting D.C. United.

09/29 23:51:07 ET