Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids picked up a second
straight victory on Thursday, defeating Red Bull New York, 2-0, at Dick's
Sporting Goods Park.
Nathan Sturgis and Deshorn Brown provided the goals to see Colorado (7-7-5)
build upon a 4-3 victory over the Montreal Impact in its last outing to
improve to 26 points on the season.
New York (8-7-4) remains second in the Eastern Conference on 28 points,
dropping its third result of its last four matches.
Following a scoreless opening period at DSG Park with little in the way of
scoring opportunities, the Rapids managed to break the deadlock less than two
minutes into the second half.
A scramble in the penalty area saw the ball squirt out to Sturgis at the top
of the six-yard box, allowing the Rapids midfielder to sweep home his fourth
goal of the season.
Colorado doubled its advantage in somewhat controversial fashion in the 68th
minute when Chris Klute picked off a pass from Dax McCarty and centered the
ball for Brown to tuck home from close range. The Red Bulls defense protested
to the assistant referee, adamant that Brown was in an offside position when
the ball was played, but the goal ultimately was upheld.
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