MLS Game Summary - San Jose at Colorado|
(Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: San Jose 1, Colorado 1
Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids had their winless
streak extended to five games on Saturday, playing to a 1-1 draw with the San
Jose Earthquakes at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
The Earthquakes took the lead in the 18th minute through Chris Wondolowski's
11th goal of the season, but his strike was canceled out in the second-half
with equalizer from Drew Moor.
A Khari Stephenson shot from distance bounced directly in front of Colorado
goalkeeper Matt Pickens, who failed to hold onto possession of the ball.
Wondolowski followed up the shot and stuffed the rebound into the net to give
San Jose the lead.
Colorado pushed for an equalizer throughout the second half, and eventually
found one 20 minutes from time.
A Rapids corner kick eventually fell to Jeff Larentowicz following a scramble
in the box. His shot was initially saved by 'Quakes keeper Jon Busch, but Moor
flicked the rebound into the goal to tie the match.
The result is a step in the right direction for the Rapids, as it broke a
three-game losing skid and moved them a point closer to fourth-place FC
Dallas. It is the second consecutive draw for the 'Quakes, who are winless in
their last three matches.
Colorado (10-9-12) sits in fifth place in the West with 42 points, while San
Jose (6-11-13) remains in eighth place with just 30 points.
Both teams return to action on Oct. 1 with home matches, as San Jose hosts
Sporting Kansas City and Colorado welcomes FC Dallas.
09/24 23:20:19 ET