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Played
September 5, 2012 9:20 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ J. Guzmán‎
Attendance:‬ 13086‎
 
 
27′ Tony Cascio
 
 

Colorado Rapids 3-0 Portland Timbers: Host takes reverse fixture handily

The Colorado Rapids defeated Portland Timbers 3-0 in Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

By Stephanie Gardner

Sal Zizzo, Portland Timbers; Martin Rivero, Tony Cascio, Colorado Rapids; MLS
Doug Pensinger
Part two of the battle to avert last place in the Western Conference, following the Portland Timbers' narrow home win last week, continued Wednesday night, as the Colorado Rapids hosted and beat the Timbers, 3-0.

Rookie Tony Cascio quickly set the tone of the game as he went head-to-head with Timbers defender Kosuke Kimura. Putting the former Rapid to the test, Cascio had the first shot on goal, but it hit the post.

Minutes later, Rapids captain Drew Moor served the ball to Cascio who quickly redirected it to Andre Akpan. The Harvard graduate confidently scored the first goal of the match.

Adding to his stats in the 28th minute, Cascio connected with a cross from Jamie Castrillon. The shot was blocked by keeper Donovan Ricketts, but Cascio found the rebound and crushed it into the net, giving the Rapids a two-goal halftime lead.

The Timbers couldn't keep themselves from the bottom of the Western Conference, and the Rapids sealed the deal in the 86the minute, as Castrillon headed the ball through Ricketts' legs. This 3-0 win allowed the Colorado Rapids to jump into seventh place in the Western Conference.

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Colorado Rapids

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
22
Marvell Wynne
Defender
 - 
-
Tyrone Marshall
Defender
 - 
20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
86′
 - 
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Martín Rivero
Midfielder
73′
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
46′
 - 
-
J. Castrillón
Midfielder
86′
 - 
28
Tony Cascio
Striker
27′ 81′
 - 
9
Andre Akpan
Striker
6′
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Portland Timbers

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1
 - 
18
David Horst
Defender
 - 
26
 - 
27
 - 
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H. Mosquera
Defender
 - 
11
 - 
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F. Songo'o
Midfielder
82′
 - 
13
 - 
21
 - 
6
 - 
7

Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
81′
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
 - 
6
 - 
13
 - 

Substitutes

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12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
-
 - 
12
Eric Alexander
Midfielder
 - 
11
Michael Fucito
Midfielder
82′
 - 
9
Kris Boyd
Striker
67′
 - 
55

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
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