Rapids fall to Wizards in heated affair
Colorados offense sputters in Kansas City.
Apr 13th 2010

Confined to the smallest pitch in the MLS, the Colorado Rapids couldnt generate enough width to penetrate the Kansas City defense with any regularity, and in the end descended to 1-1-1 on the season.

Play in Kansas City for the first of two games in a four day span, the Rapids fell victim to another set piece at the beginning of the second half, as Ryan Smith sent a curling free kick in to the box, met by a deft header from Kei Kamara.

While only one goal was scored, the game wasnt entirely uneventful as tempers flared throughout the game. 4 players in total were cautioned, including Smith, who threw the ball at referee Landis Wiley. Julian Baudet was given a straight red in 72nd minute, after picking up a yellow in the 43rd.

As disappointing as it was for Colorado to go to ten men, perhaps the most disheartening call made by the officials involved a phantom offsides that negated a Conor Casey goal in the second half. Despite finding the back of the net, the Rapids were unable to equalize and never found themselves in a better position to do so.

Back in Downtown Denver, at The British Bulldog, the Bulldog Supporters Group was once again joined by members of the NCC for what proved to be a boisterous night, if perhaps under-attended. Songs, chants and plenty of alcohol made the night worth it for the Rapids faithful, even if the result of the game did not add to the atmosphere.

The Rapids have a chance for retribution tonight against Kansas City as they play in an untelevised match for US Open Cup qualification. The BSG can root on the Rapids return to winning ways in the league on Sunday at 3:00 PM as they face Toronto at DSG Park.

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