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July 7, 2013 9:30 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
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Colorado Rapids 0-0 D.C. United: Joe Willis saves a point for United

The away side's goalkeeper was the difference on Sunday night, as he frustrated the Rapids in a scoreless draw.

By Seth Vertelney

Joe Willis
Ned Dishman
D.C. United earned a 0-0 draw on the road against the Colorado Rapids, and the visitors had goalkeeper Joe Willis to thank for securing the result.

With Bill Hamid away on Gold Cup duty with the USA, Willis showed why he is one of the league's top backups, making several saves in the first half. German Mara came closest for the Rapids when he crashed a header off the post.

The second half was more of the same, as United's tame offense did little to trouble Clint Irwin in the Rapids goal, and the home side continued to press for a winner. However, Willis stood tall to preserve the point for DCU.

Frustrated with a home draw against the league's bottom side, the Rapids remain just outside the Western Conference playoff positions at 7-7-6. The visitors are anything but close to a playoff spot in the East, as the draw brings United's record to 2-13-4.

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Colorado Rapids

1
Clinton Irwin
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
-
Shane O'Neill
Defender
39′ 54′
 - 
-
G. Mera
Defender
 - 
8
Dillon Powers
Midfielder
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
2′
 - 
23
Atiba Harris
Striker
60′
 - 
24
Nathan Sturgis
Defender
 - 
9
Edson Buddle
Striker
82′
 - 
26
Deshorn Brown
Striker
 - 

D.C. United

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31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
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26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
 - 
24
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
 - 
11
 - 
13
Chris Pontius
Midfielder
73′
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
 - 
-
Sainey Nyassi
Midfielder
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
46′
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker
82′

Substitutes

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
60′
 - 
-
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
54′
 - 
28
 - 
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J. Castrillón
Midfielder
82′
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Substitutes

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50
Andrew Dykstra
Goalkeeper
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
4
 - 
17
Conor Shanosky
Midfielder
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-
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker
73′

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