The Rapids scored the opening goal for the fourth time in their five games in the 5th minute. Roberto Brown picked up a loose ball in the penalty area following a Rapids free kick blast by Greg Vanney and quickly spun and finished for his third goal of the season.
Kyle Beckerman broke down the field in the 33rd minute to lead a three-on-three charge with Brown and Terry Cooke. Beckerman lead Brown on the left and his cross to Cooke was one-timed by the Englishman in a fantastic effort but Pat Onstad was on his near post to stop the shot.
In the 50th minute Cooke blocked a shot from the left side of the
Brian Ching equalized for
De Rosario got his second goal of the game and season in the 67th minute. Brian Ching drove down the right flank and crossed a ball that dribbled toward the goal. The Rapids' Pablo Mastroeni dove at the ball with his head on the goalline to try to keep it out of the net and did for a second until de Rosario ran in to score the goal.
May 5 2007 at Dick' Sporting Goods Park
HOU – Ching (Davis) 55
HOU – De Rosario (
HOU – De Rosario (unassisted) 67
Colorado Rapids – Bouna Coundoul Dan Gargan Mike Petke Pablo Mastroeni Greg Vanney Terry Cooke Kyle Beckerman Jovan Kirovski Niko Hernandez (Conor Casey 61) Herculez Gomez Roberto Brown (Nico Colaluca 73)
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Thornton Daniel Wasson Chris Wingert Jose Cancela Omar Cummings
Houston Dynamo – Pat Onstad Richard Mulrooney Ryan Cochrane Eddie Robinson Wade Barrett Brian Mullan Ricardo Clark Dwayne De Rosario Brad Davis (Stuart Holden 90+) Brian Ching Paul Dalglish (Alejandro Moreno 79)
Substitutes Not Used: Zach Wells Kelly Gray Patrick Ianni Craig Waibel Chris Wondolowski
HOU – Robinson (Caution) 45+
Referee: Andrew Chapin
Referees Assts.: Fabio Tovar; Anthony Vasoli
Fourth Official: Richard HeronAttendance: 10719