Comfortable first for Rapids U-17s at Generation adidas Cup

Shutout and victory as Colorado overcome Chivas Guadalajara in Dallas

Rapids U17s at GA Cup

Photo Credit: 
Jonathan Yardley

Colorado Rapids 3, Chivas Guadalajara 0

Colorado Rapids earned their first win of the Generation adidas Cup on Friday, cruising to a 3-0 win over Chivas Guadalajara. Colorado leapt ahead just six minutes in when a long right-wing cross from Elias Helbig was met first time at the far post by the incoming left back Christopher Reichman.

The Rapids doubled their lead in the 21st minute, as Kyle Ericson curled a free kick to the top corner. Defender and captain Quentin Pearson added the finishing touch in the second half when a corner kick fell in the penalty area, and he reacted first to fire a high left-footed shot into the net.

Chivas Guadalajara (0-3-1) vs. Colorado Rapids (1-2-1)
2014 Generation adidas Cup - 9th-12th group
April 18, 2014 – Toyota Stadium Field 4, Frisco TX

Scoring Summary:
COL -- Christopher Reichman 1 (Elias Helbig 1) 6
COL -- Kyle Ericson 1 (unassisted) 21
COL -- Quentin Pearson 1 (unassisted) 57

Chivas Guadalajara -- Abraham Sanchez, Jose Lopez, Diego Manzo, Hector Reynoso, Fernando Cibrian (Eduardo Guzman 36), Juan Carlos Juarez, Moises Navarrete (Freddy Ortega 36), Oscar Perez, Alexis Lopez (Roberto Lopez 36), Erick Hernandez (Jesus Peña 36), Luis Diaz (Rodolfo Gonzalez 36).

Colorado Rapids -- Tucker Schneider, Ernesto Rangel (Blake Moncur 54), Sam Raben, Quentin Pearson, Christopher Reichman, Elias Helbig, Greer Solarte (Luke Marchesani 47), Miles Chow, Kyle Ericson, Nathan Braaten (Anthony Rosales 65), J.T. Grover.

Matches played with 35-minute halves.
All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial