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Played
August 13, 2011 10:30 PM EDT
Buck Shaw Stadium — Santa Clara, California
Referee:‬ P. Ward‎
Attendance:‬ 10525‎
 
Caleb Folan 39′ (PG)
 

San Jose Earthquakes 1-2 Colorado Rapids: 'Quakes now winless in 11

Sam Cronin will want to delete this game off of his DVR. Two harsh calls on the San Jose midfielder helped Colorado to all three points in California Saturday night.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Caleb Folan, Colorado Rapids; San Jose Earthquakes; MLS
Ezra Shaw
Sam Cronin had a horror-show to allow the Colorado Rapids to take all three points from San Jose in Buck Shaw Stadium. The Earthquakes' winless run extends to 11 matches with the 2-1 loss.

San Jose scored first. Bobby Convey whipped in a cross which Chris Wondolowski redirected at goal. Matt Pickens managed to paw it away, but Joey Gjertsen headed home the looping rebound to open the scoring.

That's when Cronin took over. First, a low Pablo Mastroeni cross hit his trailing arm in the box, resulting in a Rapids penalty kick. Caleb Folan easily tucked that away to even the score heading into the half.

Then, a late tackle on Mastroeni earned Cronin a rather harsh straight red five minutes into the second. Down a man, San Jose held on, looking for the draw. Brad Ring even cleared a towering Jeff Larentowicz header off the line just after the hour mark.

But Colorado would not be denied. With 20 minutes remaining, Larentowicz smacked a low free kick that skipped past Jon Busch to secure all three points.


San Jose Earthquakes

18
Jon Busch
Goalkeeper
 - 
21
Jason Hernandez
Defender
 - 
2
Bobby Burling
Defender
 - 
33
 - 
-
Ramiro Corrales
Defender
 - 
4
Sam Cronin
Midfielder
50′
 - 
5
Brad Ring
Midfielder
70′
 - 
9
Khari Stephenson
Midfielder
15′
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
17
Joey Gjertsen
Striker
22′ 85′
 - 
8
 - 

Colorado Rapids

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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22
 - 
-
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
79′
 - 
27
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
 - 
16
Ross LaBauex
Midfielder
60′
 - 
20
 - 
25
 - 
-
W. Thompson
Midfielder
25′
 - 
18

Substitutes

1
David Bingham
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
33
 - 
-
 - 
37
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
-
Joseph Nane
Midfielder
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-
 - 
7
 - 
9
 - 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2