Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids continued their winning
ways as the club secured a 2-0 victory at the Columbus Crew on Saturday with
goals from Edson Buddle and Dillon Powers.
The Rapids have now claimed four win from their last six games, while Columbus
continues to struggle having picked up one victory from its last six matches.
Colorado got off to a good start through Buddle, who put the club on top
inside the opening 10 minutes.
Atiba Harris held up the ball inside the area after taking a pass from Danny
Mwanga, and he laid it off for Buddle to fire past goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum.
Jairo Arrieta had the best chance for the home side in the first half when he
turned away from a defender and shot just over the crossbar.
But it was not to be the Crew's night as Colorado doubled its advantage with
20 minutes to play under fortunate circumstances.
Powers fired a shot toward goal from outside the box and it took a wicked
deflection off of Columbus defender Josh Williams, leaving Gruenebaum
Arrieta had another good chance to get his team on the scoreboard in the 86th
minute, but his powerful shot crashed off the post with goalkeeper Clint Irwin
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