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Played
October 20, 2012 10:38 PM EDT
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ Y. Reyes‎
Attendance:‬ 11499‎
 
 
 
Kamani Hill 43′

Chivas USA 0-2 Colorado Rapids: Away win for the Rapids

In a match featuring two backup goalkeepers and two teams eliminated from playoff contention, the away side that took the points.

By Stephanie Gardner

Martin Rivero, Colorado Rapids; Jorge Villafana, Chivas USA; MLS
Harry How
With nothing but pride left to play for this season, for either team, the visiting Colorado Rapids took both that and the three points in a 2-0 win over Chivas USA.

The Chivas starting XI confirmed its desire to play aggressively, with Juan Agudelo and Alejandro Moreno up top. In spite of the Goats' threatening style, it was the Rapids who attacked. In the 16th minute, goalkeeper Tim Melia stopped a powerful shot, but the Rapids collected the rebound, eventually setting up Martin Rivero. The 22-year-old scored the early goal to give the visiting team the lead.

The shot attempts accumulated by both Chivas USA and the Rapids. The majority of possession belonged to the hosting squad, but in the 42nd minute, Omar Cummings took control of the ball, as Jeff Larentowicz ran towards the goal. This play attracted the defenders, leaving Kamani Hill wide at the far post. Cummings curled a cross to Hill, who headed in the second goal of the night.

Coming back from halftime, the Goats pressed hard, starting with an impressive attempt in the 50th minute, but Agudelo's header went wide.

The Colorado Rapids earn their first road game victory since May 6, with the win.

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Chivas USA

28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
6
Ante Jazic
Defender
54′
 - 
19
Jorge Villafana
Defender
 - 
33
Peter Vagenas
Midfielder
64′
 - 
2
Nick LaBrocca
Midfielder
 - 
21
Shalrie Joseph
Midfielder
 - 
14
Ben Zemanski
Midfielder
78′
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
85′
 - 
15
 - 

Colorado Rapids

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-
Steward Ceus
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
3
Drew Moor
Defender
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
12′
 - 
22
 - 
20
 - 
-
Martín Rivero
Midfielder
16′
 - 
-
J. Castrillón
Midfielder
72′
 - 
20
H. Thomas
Midfielder
 - 
13
 - 
7

Substitutes

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Patrick McLain
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
30
O. Minda
Midfielder
 - 
12
Marco Delgado
Midfielder
 - 
-
Ryan Smith
Midfielder
54′
 - 
-
 - 
-
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
17
Ian Joyce
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
Chris Klute
Defender
 - 
-
Joseph Nane
Midfielder
 - 
20
Jamie Smith
Midfielder
72′
 - 
28
Davy Armstrong
Midfielder
 - 
28
 - 
9

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