Bouna Condoul gave himself his first work of the night when he took a goal kick and passed it right to the Revolution’s Adam Cristman. Brandon Prideaux pressured Cristman into shooting the ball right at Coundoul who made the save.
Colin Clark forced the first save out of Matt Reis in the 21st minute. The
Soon after Steve Ralston who was having a fine attacking game showed up in the
In the 72nd minute Terry Cooke took a corner kick that substitute Omar Cummings headed to the near post. However Andy Dorman was there to clear the shot off the line.
After 87 minutes of scoreless action Khano Smith snuck onto a Shalrie Joseph pass and flicked a shot between Coundoul’s legs for the goal and minutes later the 1-0 Revolution win.
The Rapids will next return to the friendly confines of Dick’s
NE – Smith (Joseph) 88
Colorado Rapids –Bouna Coundoul Ugo Ihemelu Mike Petke Facundo Erpen Brandon Prideaux Terry Cooke Tony Sanneh (Mehdi Ballouchy 13) Pablo Mastroeni Colin Clark (Omar Cummings 62) Jacob Peterson (Niko Hernandez 90) Jovan Kirovski
Substitutes not used: Zach Thornton Stephen Keel Daniel Osorno Jose Cancela
New England Revolution – Matt Reis Jay Heaps Michael Parkhurst James Riley Andy Dorman (Wells Thompson 75) Shalrie Joseph Jeff Larentowicz Khano Smith Adam Cristman Steve Ralston Pat Noonan
Substitutes not used: Doug Warren Gary Flood Marshall Leonard Chris Loftus Abdoulie Mansally Sainey Nyassi
NE – Heaps (Caution) 10
NE – Dorman (Caution) 69
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Referees Assts.: Steven Taylor; Peter Manikowski
Fourth Official: Michael Kennedy