In the second game of a double game week, we saw many of the younger Colorado Rapids players get a start against the Philadelphia Union. Caleb Calvert put in his first MLS goal (and the Rapids first away goal in open play) and the Rapids went into the half 1-0. In the second half, Calvert saw two yellows within a minute, and the Rapids went down to 10 men. CJ Sapong put Philadelphia on the board with a penalty kick and Haris Medunjanin sealed the win for the Union by scoring the team’s second goal in the 75th minute.
The Rapids are currently in last place in the Western Conference with a 2-8-1 record and 7 points.
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Final Score: Philadelphia Union 2 - Colorado Rapids 1
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium - Chester, PA
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero
Assistants: Craig Lowry, Anthony Vasoli
Fourth Official: Sorin Stoica
15’ - COL - Caleb Calvert (Kevin Doyle)
67’ - PHL - CJ Sapong (PK)
75’ - PHL - Haris Medunjanin
44’ - COL - Mohammed Saeid (unsporting behavior)
63’ - PHL - Alenjandro Bedoya (unsporting behavior)
69’ - COL - Caleb Calvert (dissent)
69’ - COL - Caleb Calvert (entering the field - ejection)
74’ - COL - Joshua Gatt (unsporting behavior)
81’ - PHL - Giliano Wijnaldum (unsporting behavior)
LINEUPS & STATS
Colorado: Tim Howard; Mike da Fonte, Kortne Ford, Axel Sjöberg, Eric Miller; Joshua Gatt (Dominique Badji 76'), Micheal Azira, Sam Hamilton (Dillon Powers 81'), Mohammed Saeid (Marlon Hairston 62’); Caleb Calvert, Kevin Doyle
Substitutes not used: Zac MacMath, Bobby Burling, Shkëlzen Gashi, Alan Gordon
Total shots: 6
Shots on goal: 1
Passing Accuracy: 73%
Philadelphia: Andre Blake; Raymon Gaddis, Jack Elliott, Oguchi Onyewu, Giliano Wijnaldum; Haris Medunjanin, Alejandro Bedoya, Fabian Herbers (Chris Pontius 27’), Ilsinho (Warren Creavelle 86'), Fabrice-Jean Picault (Jay Simpson 62’); C.J. Sapong
Substitutes not used: John McCarthy, Keegan Rosenberry, Richie Marquez, Adam Najem
Total shots: 10
Shots on goal: 5
Passing Accuracy: 87%
*Pablo Mastroeni and Caleb Calvert declined to comment after the game.
“We fought hard for each other, we worked hard for each other, and there’s a lot of positives that came out of this game.”
“At the end of the day, I think we battled, I think we fought, and we tried to get the result. Sometimes it happens, and that’s just how the season’s going... one of the hardest parts is not playing consistently... it’s hard to find a rhythm.”