So, who do you give the Man of the Match award to after a game like that?! There's probably all sorts of names you could throw in the hat -- there were a few guys, like Edson Buddle, who had beautiful games but didn't end up on the scoresheet -- but I think I'll stick with these three:
Dillon Powers - He had a bit of a lackluster first half, but still possessed the ball well in the midfield and earned a goal and assist for his efforts, those two goals being what kept the Rapids in the game early on before they could find their miracle finish.
Chris Klute - There's absolutely no reason that a guy on loan from an NASL team should be this amazingly good, but Klute just seems to get better and better every single week. His cross on the Deshorn Brown goal was immaculate, as was the tackle he made to lead Brown and, eventually, Tony Cascio, up the field at the death. Oh, and nothing for Montreal seemed to come from his left side of the field.
Tony Cascio - The official stats sheet has him on the field for one minute, with one shot and one goal. That's some pretty nice efficiency, especially for a guy who was struggling to even get bench minutes. Credit to him for making the sneaky run behind Klute and Brown on the drive that became the game winner.