Commerce City, CO (SportsNetwork.com) - Deshorn Brown scored 14 seconds into
the match and the Colorado Rapids never looked back, handing Seattle Sounders
FC a heavy 5-1 defeat at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday.
Brown's goal was the quickest in Rapids history, and he added another in the
31st minute as the home side built a 4-0 halftime lead before coasting home
with three points to move to within one point of third-place Portland.
The result snaps Seattle's seven-match unbeaten streak and drops the club one
point back of Real Salt Lake at the top of the Western Conference.
The fast start came right from the kick off as Gabriel Torres fed a pass into
the area for Brown to slot inside the far post.
Vicente Sanchez was the architect of the second goal in the 10th minute when
his quickly-taken corner kick caught Seattle napping, allowing Dillon Powers
to score on a glancing header.
Powers played provider on the third goal in the 31st when he got the ball
forward to Brown, who turned past his defender and beat goalkeeper Michael
Another Sanchez corner kick a few minutes before halftime led to the fourth
goal with Drew Moor getting on the other end to redirect the ball over the
Sanchez nearly scored in first-half stoppage time but his free kick struck the
crossbar as the Sounders limped into the break.
Colorado eased up a bit after the interval and Eddie Johnson scored in the
63rd for Seattle, while he was denied by the crossbar five minutes later.
Seattle's Zach Scott collected a second yellow card 11 minutes from time, and
Gabriel Torres capped a memorable evening for the Rapids with his first MLS
goal in stoppage time.
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