Rapids Win 5-1 In First Preseason Match

PACHUCA MEXICO (Tuesday February 20 2007) – In the first match of their spring training stint in Mexico the Rapids today defeated Universidad Autonoma del Estado de Hidalgo (UAEH) by the score of 5-1.

Colorado got goals from John DiRaimondo Roberto Brown Mike Petke and two from trialist Angel Sosa.
UAEH scored their goal off a free kick in the 36th minute.
Reports from Mexico confirmed that Petke’s goal and Sosa’s second both came off of corner kicks for Colorado. Trialist Dario Husain was taken down in the box to force Sosa’s penalty kick goal.

Colorado Rapids 5 UAEH 1

Preseason Match – February 20 2007

Scoring Summary :

COL – John DiRaimondo 13

COL – Roberto Brown 35

UAEH – Free kick

COL – Mike Petke (Wasson) 48

COL – Angel Sosa (PK) 64

COL – Angel Sosa (Dario Husain) 68

Lineups:

Rapids (1st 30 min.) 4-4-2: Matt Jordan; Chris Wingert Dan Gargan Greg Vanney Jordan Harvey; Kyle Beckerman John DiRaimondo Nick La Brocca Nico Colaluca; Herculez Gomez Omar Cummings

Rapids (2nd 30 min.) 4-4-2: Jordan (Bouna Coundoul 45); Brandon Prideaux Mike Petke Stephen Keel Joel Barbosa (T); Daniel Wasson Colin Clark Jovan Kirovski Kosuke Kimura; Clint Mathis Roberto Brown

Rapids (3rd 30 min.) 4-4-2: Coundoul; Harvey Keel Gargan Neal Horgan (T); Ivan Paredes (T) Kimura Wasson Matias Di Leo (T); Dario Husain (T) Angel Sosa (T)

(T) =Trialists in camp with the Rapids