TORONTO, CANADA - JULY 18: Andrew Wiederman #32 of Toronto FC celebrates his first MLS goal against the Colorado Rapids during MLS action at the BMO Field July 18, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
Three important statistics got bolstered during today's 2-1 loss to Toronto FC, and exactly zero of them were in a way that Rapids fans were going to be happy about at any point. Witness the terror of this game:
* The Rapids extended their awful record at BMO Field to 0-6-0
* The Rapids blew their fourth 1-0 lead of the year
* The Rapids extended their record to 2-11-1 when the opposing team scores a goal.
The game actually started with a bit of hope for the team when Ryan Johnson missed a penalty kick given by Matt Pickens in the third minute. Pickens didn't actually get a hand on it, but it's a rare occasion to see a ball not end up in the net when the Rapids are involved with a PK.
Conor Casey got the goal for the Rapids, and it was a nice one, in the 23rd minute. Unfortunately, the defense all fell apart at the same time in the 51st minute and Ryan Johnson managed to get the ball at his foot despite all four defenders scrambling next to him. He slotted it home easily, as Matt Pickens was only half out of his net
From there, you know the story. Colorado's moderately effective offense immediately shut down and Toronto easily stormed the gates for another goal, this one off of Andrew Wiedeman. That was about the point where most of us stopped watching the game because this team doesn't do 'comebacks'. Actually, this team doesn't do 'ties' either, so why we were even still watching after the Johnson goal I don't know.
MAN OF THE MATCH: Conor Casey. A great goal for the big guy, his 50th in MLS. Did good work elsewhere as well.
GOAT OF THE MATCH: Marvell Wynne. Not a game that will be going on his resume, he was essentially responsible for the early PK and was supposed to be covering Wiedeman on the winning goal.