Wednesday, July 17, 2013
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- The Colorado Rapids used an own goal in the 67th minute to beat the New England Revolution 2-1 on Wednesday night.
Nick LaBrocca had the tying score for Colorado (8-7-6), collecting his first goal of the season on a left-footed shot from 30 yards.
The game winner came when Dillon Powers took a shot from the right wing against New England goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. The ball never got to Shuttleworth. Teammate Jose Goncalves got to it first and kicked it into his own net.
The Rapids won for only the third time in eight games. They are 3-3-2 over that span.
Juan Toja scored for New England (6-7-6). It was Toja's first goal since July 19, 2008.
The Revolution dropped to 1-3-2 in their past six games and haven't won in Colorado since June 15, 2002. They played their fifth straight game without Juan Agudelo, who is recovering from an injured right knee.
CHIVAS USA 1, TORONTO FC 0
CARSON, Calif. -- Erick Torres scored in the second half, and 10-man Chivas USA ended a 14-game winless streak.
It was Torres' first game for Chivas USA after he was acquired last week on loan from Club Deportivo Guadalajara.
The 20-year-old forward got a pass from Tristan Bowen in the 79th minute, cut inside against three defenders, and then fired at the goal from outside Toronto's box. The ball deflected off defender Gale Agbossoumonde and bounced inside the right post.
It was the first victory since March 30 for Chivas USA (4-11-5), which played short-handed for the final 65 minutes after Eric Avila received a red card for a challenge on Darel Russell.
Toronto (2-10-7) has won just once in its last 17 games.
Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra also made his first appearance for Chivas. He was signed on July 1 after nearly a decade in Europe.