“I told [Hendry Thomas] ‘I feel it tonight, I want this one.’ He was like, ‘you’re sure?’ and I was like ‘yeah, I’m sure,’ so I [took] it. We get the goal and we get the victory, so it’s a great feeling.”
- Deshorn Brown, Colorado Rapids forward
The Colorado Rapids earned their second straight 1-0 victory on Saturday night, taking a road victory over Chivas USA. In similar fashion to last week’s win against Real Salt Lake, the Rapids scored an early goal, survived a penalty kick, and held the lead.
Deshorn Brown scored the game’s only goal in the 7th minute, finishing from the penalty spot after being taken down in the box. Later in the first half, the referee awarded a penalty against Colorado, but the shot hit the crossbar and bounced clear. Rapids first-year goalkeeper Clint Irwin has now faced four penalty kicks in his first four MLS starts. Rapids player Anthony Wallace also made his first appearance for the club since August of 2011 following injuries over the last two seasons.
COLORADO RAPIDS 1-0 CHIVAS USA
April 13, 2013 – The Home Depot Center, Carson, Calif.
COL – Deshorn Brown 2 (penalty kick) 7’
Colorado Rapids lineup: Clint Irwin, Brian Mullan, Marvell Wynne, Shane O’Neill, Chris Klute, Hendry Thomas, Dillon Powers, Nick LaBrocca (Drew Moor 46’), Atiba Harris, Edson Buddle (Anthony Wallace 73’), Deshorn Brown (Jamie Smith 87’)
Substitutes not used: Steward Ceus, Nathan Sturgis, Tony Cascio, Danny Mwanga
Chivas USA lineup: Dan Kennedy, Mario de Luna, Joaquin Velázquez, Bobby Burling, Edgar Mejía, Carlos Alvarez, Daniel Antunez (Laurent Courtois 31), Eric Avila, Jorge Villafaña (Marvin Iraheta 63’), Tristan Bowen (Juan Agudelo 58’), Jose Correa
Substitutes not used: Tim Melia, Carlos Borja, Julio Morales, Giovani Casillas