Rapids Reserves Remain Undefeated After 3-2 Win in Toronto

Toronto Canada (Thursday August 30 2007) - The Colorado Reserves picked up their third road and fifth overall victory this morning with a 3-2 victory over the Toronto FC Reserves at the Soccer Centre.
The win puts the defending MLS Reserve Division Champion Rapids Reserves in 1st place atop the 2007 MLS Reserve Division with 2 games in hand.
(To learn more about the Rapids Reserve Team click here).

Jose Cancela opened the scoring for the Rapids Reserves in the 13th minute after a period of sustained pressure from the Colorado side following a free kick. Cancela intercepted a Toronto FC clearance and drilled a shot into the top corner.

In the 36th minute Nico Colaluca doubled the Colorado advantage with a superb individual effort. After taking a pass from Nick LaBrocca 25 yards from goal he split two defenders and beat goalie David Monsalve to the near post.

The Toronto FC Reserves came out inspired in the second half and Miguel Canizalez scored a goal off a Christian Nunez pass to cut the lead to one in the 47th minute.

The Rapids Reserves added a needed insurance goal in the 82nd minute. Nico Colaluca fed a ball to Omar Cummings and the Jamaican scored his third goal for the Rapids Reserves to give Colorado a 3-1 lead.

The insurance goal was needed as Toronto marched down the field and scored their second goal a minute later through Andrea Lombardo to close the lead to one.

The final seven minutes plus stoppage time went by without a goal as the Rapids Reserves continued their undefeated march through the Reserve Division.

The Rapids Reserves will next meet the Columbus Crew Reserves in a doubleheader at Columbus Crew Stadium this Sunday Sept. 2 with each club’s first teams playing in the opener.

LINEUPS:
Toronto FC Reserves– David Monsalve (Srdjan Djekanovic 45) Marco Reda Andrew Boyens Nana Attakora –Gyan Tyler Hemming Cristian Nunez David Guzman (Ryan Fante 75) Gabe Gala Joey Melo Andrea Lombardo Miguel Canizalez
Subs Not Used: Steven Lumley Kayin Jeffers

Colorado Rapids– Zach Thornton Cliff Wilmes Kosuke Kimura Stephen Keel Jordan Harvey Jose Cancela (Chris Brosz 61) John DiRaimondo Nico Colaluca Nick LaBrocca Omar Cummings Jacob Peterson
Subs Not Used: Justin Hughes Chris Lemons Galen Thompson

Scoring Summary:
COL – Jose Cancela (unassisted) 13
COL – Nico Colaluca (Nick LaBrocca) 36
TOR – Miguel Canizalez (Cristian Nunez) 47
COL – Omar Cummings (Nico Colaluca) 82
TOR – Andrea Lombardo (unassisted) 83

Misconduct Summary:
COL - Jacob Peterson (caution) 45
TOR - Andrew Boyens (caution) 76