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  • October 30, 2011
  • • 7:35 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: B. Toledo
  • • Attendance: 8601

Live Commentary

  • Good tough match tonight, bad luck for Colorado and now it looks like SKC has a foot in the next round.
  • 90' + 5'
    Nyassi with one last hit, Cummings found him quickly on the restart and that's the end of things.
  • 90' + 3'
    All is well for SKC, knocking the ball around and Arnaud nearly made it 3-0. Good save from Pickens.
  • 90' + 3'
    All is well for SKC, knocking the ball around and Arnaud nearly made it 3-0. Good save from Pickens.
  • 90' + 1'
    SKC gets it clear and draws a foul. Should be enough to see this one out.
  • 90'
    In the final minute of regular time. Four minutes stoppage seems to be the call. Corner here for Colorado.
  • 89'
    SubstitutionKei Kamara Soony Saad
  • 88'
    Larentowicz has a go from WAY downtown. Never even came close.
  • 87'
    Hard to see any way back for Colorado. So much to do in the second leg, and it doesn't look likely that anything will come out of this first leg. Cummings has barely had a touch.
  • 84'
    Rapids still trying to gt numbers forward. Just really struggling to find space. SKC pushes it out again and now trying to kill some time in possession.
  • 82'
    It's really a shame how the luck hit Colorado tonight. Kind of killed off this match. Three injuries and a red card... not the way to get a good match going.
  • 79'
    Now Colorado looks like the team that needs something positive to happen. Really trying to push forward.
  • 78'
    SubstitutionJulio Cesar Correira Jéferson
  • 76'
    Can't afford to miss those kind of chances.... Kandji in on goal alone, real tough angle but he has to put that away.
  • 74'
    Nyassi trying to create a spark, nothing coming from it. Sporting looks very confident with its position in this game right now. Rightly so.
  • 72'
    Colorado having to play deep, trying to limit the damage it seems.
  • 70'
    Sapong forces a save there with a shot from top of the box. No real danger, but corner came from it.
  • 69'
    SubstitutionTeal Bunbury Davy Arnaud
  • 69'
    Bunbury just came off the pitch for Davy Arnaud.
  • 68'
    Cummings unleashes a shot from about 40 out. Up over the bar.
  • 67'
    Credit to Colorado, still trying to attack and has won a corner.
  • 65'
    Espinoza just went down, claiming injury, gets right back up. Seriously, that has to be dealt with. How about a card?
  • 63'
    Yellow Card Sanna Nyassi
  • 63'
    Colorado has made all three changes, no more tosses of the dice and Nyassi picks up a yellow.
  • 60'
    SubstitutionDrew Moor Scott Palguta
  • 60'
    Down a man and two goals, not the position you want if you're at home. The Rapids' season may have just taking a turn for the eliminated.
  • 59'
    Penalty Goal Teal Bunbury
    Bunbury to take the penalty... makes it!!! It's 2-0 and Colorado with a huge hill to climb now.
  • 57'
    Red Card Tyrone Marshall
    Oh no.. things are not going well for Colorado. SKC with a penalty won now. Marshall brought down Bunbury and Marshall is sent off!!! WOW. Tough call to swallow.
  • 55'
    Rapids trying to find a way back in. Sporting not really offering much up, and certainly nothing easy at this stage.
  • 52'
    Cummings an Sinovic in a little battle. Playoff intensity is showing through in all of these matches.
  • 51'
    That's a change that maybe this match needed. A good break from Sporting, and Bunbury really did a nice job of not wasting the chance.
  • 49'
    Goal Teal Bunbury
    Wow, and out of nothing we've got a goal. Bad giveaway in the middle of the park and Teal Bunbury races in behind Colorado's defense and finishes with some class. 1-0 SKC!!
  • 47'
    SKC with the first real move of the half. Another cross dropped too deep to do anything with.
  • 46'
    Let's do this!! Second half is underway. Sixth half of soccer in row for MLS fans. 0-0 between Colorado and Kansas City.
  • 45' + 2'
    Yellow Card Teal Bunbury
  • 45' + 2'
    Not much to talk about here in the first half. Very tight match. Moor is down on the pitch. Would be terrible for Colorado if he doesn't get up. Bunbury picks up the card.
  • 45'
    A corner here for SKC right at the death of the half... big chance... gets cleared but not all the way.. sent back wide and it comes back in to Bunbury who flicks it onto the post and out for the goalkick.
  • 44'
    Dangerous play called against Sapong, who went for the spectacular.
  • 41'
    Colorado starting to get the better of it. Thompson sneaks in behind, tries to slide it across goal. But neither defense has looked overly troubled.
  • 39'
    Cummings made a nice turn there and put another cross in. Once again the cross left no chance for anybody to attack it.
  • 37'
    Kandji just ghosted a couple of defenders and got a cross off. Terrible cross, but some signs of life.
  • 36'
    SubstitutionKosuke Kimura Tyrone Marshall
  • 36'
    That's brutal on Colorado. Tyrone Marshall comes on, good option to have, but it could hurt later in the night. Remember, this match is at high altitude.
  • 34'
    Now this is going to be interesting. Colorado will have to use a second sub to get Kimura off the pitch. Folan is already off. Two of three subs have come on with almost an hour of play left.
  • 33'
    Bunbury trying to slip in behind and play it across, once again cleared with ease.
  • 32'
    Marvell Wynne puts a shot out for a throw... not good.
  • 31'
    Corner coming for Colorado. Looked like it could have been called a foul.... replays say it probably should have been. Result is basically the same.
  • 29'
    Now that's a good ball. Thompson slipped in behind SKC's back line, turned and tried to bend it with his right foot. Just off the mark.
  • 27'
    Nyassi with a hit, well wide of the mark.
  • 25'
    No cards shown, bit shocking. But after it clears up you're still looking at a 0-0 game with limited scoring chances.
  • 23'
    SubstitutionCaleb Folan Macoumba Kandji
    Colorado having to go to the bench early.
  • 23'
    Sporting had a bit of sustained pressure and now a bit of a scrum breaking out. Kamara involved with Pickens.
  • 20'
    I think both sides will see this as a slow start. Both sides are tackling hard and making life very difficult.
  • 19'
    Folan is up. Limping a bit, but back on his feet.
  • 17'
    Short stoppage for Kamara to get some treatment... and we'll probably have another one now. Collin with a hard challenge Folan. That one might be bad.
  • 14'
    Cummings just got gifted a chance. Had to take it with his head and pushed it wide, but a terrible clearance nearly cost Colorado.
  • 13'
    Sapong tries to get to the line and get a cross in but floats it over everybody.
  • 12'
    Still no real golden chances. Lot of this game is being played in the middle of the pitch.
  • 9'
    As expected, a bit slower pace to this match. These two teams are much more about staying tight and limiting chances than rushing forward to create them.
  • 7'
    Sporting now forcing Colorado to do some defending. The Rapids get it cleared away again, but it;s coming right back in from Kamara... wasted cross really.
  • 5'
    Not the Rapids have another set piece... this one was very dangerous but once again pushed away.
  • 4'
    Corner here early for Colorado... cleared out f danger.
  • 2'
    Early exchanges have SKC on the ball.
  • 1'
    Match is off and running. Sporting in the lite blue kit, Colorado in the purple.
  • Players are on the pitch and this match is just about ready to get going.
  • Plenty to watch for in this match as well. Once again there are good attacking options on both sides, but I would think this match will be more defensive than the Houston match was.
  • Getting set for our third MLS playoff match of the day. New York lost in Game 1 of the triple header, Houston took a win in Philly in the second match, and this game features the defending champion and maybe the surprise team of the year in Sporting Kansas City.