Rapids Reserve Squad Experience First Defeat of Season With 2-1 Loss to Chivas USA Reserves

BROOMFIELD Colo. (Friday July 21 2006) – The Colorado Rapids Reserves experienced their first loss on the year with a 2-1 defeat to the Chivas USA Reserves.

The Chivas USA Reserves took an early two goal lead with goals from Rene Corona and Drew Helm in the 2nd and 13th minutes respectively.

The Rapids got on the board five minutes into the second half. Sasha Gotsmanov played a ball behind the defense that Jacob Peterson flicked in front of himself and finished before the ball hit the ground.

However the Rapids Reserve side wasted some key opportunities as Luchi Gonzalez and Sasha Gotsmanov both missed chances to equalize from the penalty spot.

The Rapids Reserves will now hit the road and play three straight matches away from the Front Range starting with a game at the D.C. United Reserves on August 20.

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Corona 2
CHV – Helm 13
COL – Peterson (Gotsmanov) 50

Colorado Rapids Reserves – Bouna Coundoul (Matt Jordan 46) Hunter Freeman Stephen Keel Chris Wingert Colin Clark Luchi Gonzalez Daniel Wasson (Dan Gargan 80) Clint Mathis (Sasha Gotsmanov 46) Jacob Peterson Fabrice Noel Jovan Kirovski (Aaron King 46 Wolde Harris 73)
Substitutes Not Used: Thiago Martins

Chivas USA Reserves – Brad Guzan Esteban Arias Carlos Llamosa Lawson Vaughn (David Adams 69) Brent Whitfield (Aaron Lopez 86) Rodrigo Lopez Rene Corona Carlos Borja Estuardo Sanchez (Lawerence Smalls 65) Matt Taylor Drew Helm (Sam Reynolds 81)
Substitutes Not Used: none

Misconduct Summary:
COL – Kirovski (Caution) 29
CHV – Llamosa (Caution) 39
CHV - Sanchez (Caution) 53
CHV – Borja (Caution) 72
CHV – Guzan (Ejection) 80
COL – Gargan (Caution) 87
CHV – R. Lopez (Caution) 88