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October 5, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 18076‎
 
 
 
41′ Drew Moor
 
90+1′ Gabriel Torres
 

Colorado Rapids 5-1 Seattle Sounders: Brown notches brace as Rapids roll

Dillon Powers, Drew Moor and Gabriel Torres also scored for Colorado, which went ahead 14 seconds in and never looked back.

By Thomas Floyd

Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids, MLS
George Frey
If the Colorado Rapids weren't taken seriously as MLS Cup contenders before Saturday's 4-1 demolition of the Seattle Sounders, they are now.

Deshorn Brown opened the scoring 14 seconds in, setting the stage for a dominating first-half that also included goals from Dillon Powers and Drew Moor, as well as a second strike from Brown. Gabriel Torres then notched the Rapids' fifth in second-half stoppage time.

Colorado, which has only lost two games since June 29, moved into fourth place in the Western Conference — just four points behind first-place Real Salt Lake. Seattle sits in second, one point back of RSL but with two games in hand.

Brown scored the second-fastest goal in MLS history when Torres slipped him in behind the Seattle back line and the Jamaican slotted a shot past Michael Gspurning.

The Rapids doubled the advantage in the 10th minute when Powers nodded home a quick corner kick from Vicente Sanchez. And Colorado made it 3-0 in the 31st minute when Brown overpowered Seattle right back DeAndre Yedlin before tucking away his shot.

The home side capped the opening period with another tally four minutes before halftime as Hendry Thomas' header deflected in off Moor. Although Eddie Johnson connected with Marc Burch's long ball and beat Clint Irwin with a 63rd-minute strike, the Sounders would get no closer.

To make matters worse, Seattle saw defender Zach Scott sent off late with a second yellow card in his second straight match played. Colorado then restored the four-goal margin in the match's dying stages when Torres put his shot inside the far post.

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Colorado Rapids

1
Clinton Irwin
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
41′
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
22
Marvell Wynne
Defender
 - 
-
Shane O'Neill
Defender
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
24
Nathan Sturgis
Defender
82′
 - 
8
Dillon Powers
Midfielder
10′ 59′
 - 
7
V. Sánchez
Striker
 - 
26
Deshorn Brown
Striker
1′ 31′ 73′
 - 
30
 - 

Seattle Sounders FC

 - 
81
 - 
4
Marc Burch
Defender
 - 
17
 - 
20
Zach Scott
Defender
8′ 79′
 - 
34
 - 
3
Brad Evans
Midfielder
 - 
6
Osvaldo Alonso
Midfielder
74′
 - 
7
 - 
7
Mauro Rosales
Midfielder
65′
 - 
6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
 - 
27
Lamar Neagle
Midfielder

Substitutes

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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G. Mera
Defender
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
73′
 - 
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Martín Rivero
Midfielder
59′
 - 
23
 - 
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J. Castrillón
Midfielder
 - 
9
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Substitutes

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24
 - 
6
 - 
22
 - 
33
 - 
12
Alex Caskey
Midfielder
 - 
5
Andy Rose
Midfielder
74′
 - 
16

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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
6 3
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Dominic Dwyer Dominic Dwyer
Striker
Sporting KC
4 1