TIM HOWARD HELP RAPIDS PAST KANSAS CITY
Former Everton number one goal stopper Tim Howard helped Colorado Rapids past Sporting Kansas City as they won by a lone goal.
The 1-0 win extends the club’s franchise-record unbeaten streak to 14 games now. The club hasn’t lost any game since April and Marlon Hairston ensured they kept that record.
Hairston came on into the game in the 62nd minute for Marco Pappa got the ball from Dillon Powers and sent it to the top right corner. The game makes the third for Tim Howard in the Major League Soccer since 2003 when he left. He spent 13 years in England with his last decade at Everton FC. However, he was relegated to second choice at the Copa America tournament in the United States team but has found his form back with the American club.
The loss becomes the second in a row for Sporting after their five game unbeaten run. Fire also suffered a loss at the hands of FC Dallas in Texas. Maximilliano Urriti scored a header in the 23rd minute, converting a cross from Fabian Castillo. In the 41st minute, Diaz scored a screamer when he fired a right footer past the goal keeper into the net. Arturo Alvarez rescued one back for Chicago with a minute after the stoppage time but just a minute later Castillo got his second assist with Mauro Rosales getting the goal.
The victory is a rebound from a 5-0 loss to Seattle Sounders.
In other games, Earthquakes defeated Toronto FC by 2-1 with Simon Dawkins ending a seven game losing run. The victory was the first since their game against Houston on May 11. Revolution and Real Salt Lake played a goal less draw while Orlando City and Whitecaps a 2-2 draw. D.C United and Columbus Crewe played a one all draw.