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Game Recaps: San Jose Earthquakes 1:0 Colorado Rapids--A Missed Opportunity

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Ugh, Rapids drop points in a winnable match.

John Hefti-USA TODAY Sports

The Colorado Rapids traveled to Avaya Stadium today to open their 2016 MLS Season against San Jose Earthquakes and dropped a 1-0 decision to their Western Conference rivals.  The Rapids had plenty of possession and chances, but were unable to find a goal to snatch a point on the road.

The first half was a back and forth affair as both sides had their chances, and although the Rapids dominated possession, they were unable to find a goal.  Kevin Doyle had a number of looks, but those looks did not translate into marks on the scoreboard.

The second hall opened with a flash as Chris Wondolowski scored for the Quakes on a beautiful header.  Wondo was completely unmarked and his header found the corner for the goal.  The rest of the half found  the Rapids chasing the match and while they had chance after chance, they could not find an equalizer.

Key Moments:

43rd Min:  YELLOW CARD--Micheal Azira for a 'slight tap' on the foot

46th Min:  GOAL for San Jose--Chris Wondolowski with his first

86th Min:  YELLOW CARD--Dillon Powers picked up a yellow card

Rapids Lineup:

Zac MacMath, Eric Miller, Axel Sjoberg, Jared Watts, Marlon Hairston (Marco Pappa , 79th), Micheal Azira, Sam Cronin, Shkelzen Gashi (Luis Solignac , 67th), Dillon Powers, Dominique Badji, Kevin Doyle

Subs: Chris Froschauer, Bobby Burling, Mekeil Williams, Marco Pappa, Dillon Serna, Luis Solignac, Conor Doyle