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September 30, 2012 7:10 PM EDT
Dick's Sporting Goods Park — Denver, Colorado
Referee:‬ A. Chapman‎
Attendance:‬ 17649‎
 

Colorado Rapids 1-1 Los Angeles Galaxy: Rapids settle for home draw

The playoffs are a fading hope for Colorado, which was unable to secure a vital three points against the Galaxy.

By Stephanie Gardner

Jeff Larentowicz, Omar Cummings, Colorado Rapids, LA Galaxy, MLS
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With the playoffs in sight, the intensity was high as the Colorado Rapids drew the LA Galaxy 1-1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Needing three points to stay alive in their playoff pursuit, the draw won't be enough to satisfy Colorado.

After a quick throw in by LA in the 10th minute, Robbie Keane tried to make something happen, but ended up losing momentum. It was immediately picked up by Marcelo Sarvas who quickly shot the ball past Matt Pickens into the back of the net, giving LA an early 1-0 lead.

The Rapids appeared unshaken by the Galaxy. In the 16th minute, an unguarded Hunter Freeman passed it to Jaime Castrillon. The Colombian tied it up 1-1, scoring his eighth goal of the year.

The hardest hit of the night came in the 31st minute as Omar Cummings took a run toward the goal, going up against A.J. DeLaGarza. The Galaxy defender collapsed to the ground and was stretchered off the field with a left knee sprain.

As the second half kicked off, the Rapids had the better of the play, taking shots and dominating, but they were unable to take the crucial lead. The Galaxy appeared content to leave the Mile High City with a 1-1 result and a valuable point.

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Colorado Rapids

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Matt Pickens
Goalkeeper
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Hunter Freeman
Defender
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3
Drew Moor
Defender
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-
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22
Marvell Wynne
Defender
 - 
20
Jeff Larentowicz
Midfielder
4′
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Martín Rivero
Midfielder
75′
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20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
73′
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J. Castrillón
Midfielder
16′
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6
Conor Casey
Striker
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7
Omar Cummings
Striker
 - 

Los Angeles Galaxy

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12
Josh Saunders
Goalkeeper
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2
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4
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5
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20
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8
 - 
9
Mike Magee
Midfielder
17′ 73′
 - 
19
Juninho
Midfielder
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32
David Beckham
Midfielder
87′
 - 
7
 - 
10

Substitutes

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Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
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-
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Joseph Nane
Midfielder
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11
Brian Mullan
Midfielder
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20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
75′
 - 
13
 - 
9
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Substitutes

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1
Brian Perk
Goalkeeper
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21
Tommy Meyer
Defender
34′
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Bryan Gaul
Defender
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12
Hector Jimenez
Midfielder
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-
 - 
9
 - 
33

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • 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
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