The Colorado Rapids and Toronto FC met for the only time in 2016 on a beautiful Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night and for the Rapids it meant a hard fought 1-0 victory over Toronto FC.
The match really turned in the 13th minute. Benoit Cheyrou was sent off for a *questionable at best* card that could have been a yellow but was ultimately determined to be an offense that warranted a red card. Cards like this are always up for debate, but the bottom line is that it was a red and that is that.
That being said, the Rapids did what they needed to do and were able to string together a pretty important victory. We will have much more on this one, but for now, enjoy this win Rapids fans!
11th Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card, Toronto FC, Benoit Cheyrou (Unsporting Behavior)
13th Min: EJECTION--Second Yellow Card, Toronto FC, Benoit Cheyrou (Unsporting Behavior)
19th Min: GOAL--Colorado Rapids, Luis Solignac
45th Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card, Colorado Rapids, Marc Burch (Unsporting Behavior)
48th Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card, Toronto FC, Damien Perquis (Unsporting Behavior)
59th Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card, Colorado Rapids, Bobby Burling (Persistent Infringement)
82nd Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card, Colorado Rapids, Conor Doyle (Unsporting Behavior)
Colorado Rapids Starting XI:
Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller, Micheal Azira (82', Dillon Serna), Sam Cronin, Shkelzen Gashi (73', Conor Doyle), Dillon Powers, Marco Pappa (61', Dominique Badji), Luis Solignac
Toronto FC Starting XI:
Clint Irwin, Justin Morrow, Drew Moor, Damien Perquis (76', Ashtone Morgan), Steven Beitashour, Will Johnson, Michael Bradley, Benoit Cheyrou, Mo Babouli (60', Jozy Altidore), Sebastian Giovinco, Daniel Lovitz (27', Jonathan Osorio)