MLS Regular Season
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Monday, May 7, 2012) – The Colorado Rapids announced on Monday that forward Edu, who has experience in Spain’s La Liga and the UEFA Champions League, has received his ITC and P-1 work visa and is now eligible for selection. In a pair of other roster moves, the Rapids waived Josh Janniere and added Ross LaBauex to the Disabled List.
Before Sunday’s match at FC Dallas, Colorado Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja had only planned to give star striker Conor Casey about 30 minutes of playing time to help the big striker get back in shape following a nine-month injury layoff.
The Colorado Rapids don't yet know the full extent of forward Omar Cummings' ankle injury.
On the foul by Perez that resulted in a red card:
"His cleat was extended into me. I don't think he meant any malice in it whatsoever, but it is a scary situation. I hit my head pretty hard and I wanted to be sure that was ok. It was a physical game. It always is when the two of us line up against each other and that's the way it went tonight."
Colorado Rapids head coach Oscar Pareja's post-game comments following 2-0 road win at Dallas:
General thoughts on the match:
FRISCO, Texas – Jaime Castrillon’s 61st-minute header was all the Colorado Rapids needed to cruise to a 2-0 win against an FC Dallas side reduced to nine men by two first-half red cards.
Castrillon got on the end of a Brian Mullan cross to head the ball past FC Dallas keeper Kevin Hartman. Buoyed by their two-man advantage, the Rapids had been peppering Hartman’s goal with shots before Castrillon made the breakthrough. Martin Rivero sealed the victory with a 74th-minute goal, his first in MLS.