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July 4, 2012 9:35 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ D. Gantar‎
Attendance:‬ 18757‎
 
 

Colorado Rapids 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Mattocks exploits error for three points

The Whitecaps navigated the Rapids, pilfering the host side for a 1-0 away win.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Davide Chiumiento, Vancouver Whitecaps; Jeff Larentowicz, Colorado Rapids; MLS
Marc Piscotty
The Vancouver Whitecaps exploited a defensive error to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0. Darren Mattocks scored the game's only goal shortly before half.

Colorado held nearly 60 percent of possession and took 15 shots in total, six on target. However, an error from Drew Moor cost the host side the match.

Jordan Harvey was given the entire left flank free. Moor whiffed on his attempted clearance from Harvey's cross, and Mattocks pounced to tuck the loose ball past Matt Pickens.

That was Vancouver's only shot on goal, but it stood up as the winner.

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Colorado Rapids

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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Hunter Freeman
Defender
72′
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3
Drew Moor
Defender
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-
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22
Marvell Wynne
Defender
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20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
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Martín Rivero
Midfielder
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11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
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J. Castrillón
Midfielder
63′
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6
Conor Casey
Striker
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7
Omar Cummings
Striker
61′
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
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2
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4
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6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
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12
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15
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13
Barry Robson
Midfielder
57′
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28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
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11
 - 
29

Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
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-
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Joseph Nane
Midfielder
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W. Thompson
Midfielder
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20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
63′
 - 
28
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Edu
Striker
72′
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Substitutes

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18
Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
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-
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-
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17
 - 
31
 - 
11

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Coach/Manager

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  • Red Card
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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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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
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0