No team from America ever won the old Pan-Pacific Championship, and it looks like that streak is going to continue for the revamped version of it. The Colorado Rapids couldn't put up a late comeback and lost 2-1 to Yokohama FC in their first game in the Hawaii Islands Soccer Invitational.
The game was scoreless after the first half, though the Rapids did look like the better team with plenty of chances on goal. Hiroaki Namba finally broke through the good goalkeeping twice in the second half to put Yokohama up 2-0 by the 64th minute. Drew Moor pulled one back for the Rapids with a trademark set-piece finish in the 73rd minute, but it was too late and the Rapids couldn't create anything after that. Wells Thompson earned an unfortunate red card late that finally put the game out of reach.
Colorado will play Melbourne Heart in the third place consolation match on Saturday. The game will be shown on ESPN3.