Colorado Rapids defeated Montreal Impact 4-1 in front of a capacity crowd that broke the Rapids scoring slump. Led by goals from Dillon Powers, Kamani Hill and Shane O'Neill, the Rapids climbed to third in the Western Conference table with the victory. Although the Rapids were able to put four in the net, there is still a cause for concern as they were unable to notch a goal from their two forwards. The questions needs to be asked: is it the forwards not being able to score or the forwards not getting quality service? Regardless of that answer, the Rapids took care of a weaker team at home as they should have
Here is how they saw the match:
Clint Irwin 7
Irwin played a solid 90 minutes and made two saves. Could not do much on the Montreal goal but had an overall good game.
Marvell Wynne 6
Wynne was good on the evening and was able to get into space to create chances going forward. However he completely lost his man on what should have been Montreal's first goal. He seemed to think that the game was over and just ignored his job. He can't take plays off like that.
Shane O'Neill 8
A hell of a way to open your MLS account with a magnificent strike from beyond the 18. Was good in limiting the Montreal chances and despite the Impact goal, they were never really in the game.
Drew Moor 7
Captain Colorado was his usual physical presence on the field and was able to get involved on the offensive side of things as well.
Chris Klute 7
Looked dangerous moving forward and for the better part of the match limited the Impact from generating any sort of offense.
Jose Mari 6.5
Jose Mari had a quiet night that belied his importance to the team. He was effective in shutting down Impact attacks and was able to push the ball forward.
Dillon Serna 6.5
Serna was not as involved in the offense as much on Saturday, but was able to push the ball forward and looked dangerous at times in creating space.
Kamani Hill 8
A sense of redemption for Hill who was buried on the Rapids bench under Oscar Pareja. His goal was terrific and was very active up and down the pitch.
Dillon Powers 9.5
You can't ask for much more from Powers. Two goals, great movement up and down the pitch and he looks in form which is vital as the Rapids head into the final three games before the World Cup break.
Edson Buddle 7
Buddle played well on the evening picking up the assist on the Hill goal. There is a cause for concern with his possible groin injury.
Deshorn Brown 6
Oh Deshorn, Deshorn, Deshorn. What to make of you? At times you can be brilliant and at other times you you beat the goalie and still miss.
Marlon Hairston 6.5
Came in for Serna later in the game and he picked up his first MLS assist on the second Powers goal.
Nick LaBrocca 6
Played 15 minutes for Brown to help secure the three points.
Danny Mwanga N/A
Came on for an injured Buddle at the tail end of the match.