Colorado tops Vancouver as 'Caps woes continue

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Vancouver Whitecaps FC continued to struggle in its inaugural Major League Soccer season, falling to the Colorado Rapids 2-1 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park Saturday night.

Conor Casey grabbed the opening goal of the match in the 25th minute. Casey timed his run into the box and controlled a Jamie Smith delivery before slipping a shot under a diving Joe Cannon.

Despite the poor Commerce City weather delaying the start of the second half, the Rapids continued to roll once play resumed.

Vancouver defender Jordan Harvey, making his first appearance for the club since being traded from the Philadelphia Union, earned a yellow card for a reckless challenge in the 68th minute. The ensuing free kick was headed towards goal by Casey and parried by Cannon, but substitute Scott Palguta arrived at the back post double Colorado's lead.

Camilo pulled one back for Vancouver in the 77th minute, but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation goal.

Vancouver will endure a tough match in its next appearance, hosting Real Salt Lake at Empire Field on July 16th. Colorado's next encounter is at CenturyLink Field to face the in-form Seattle Sounders. 


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