Rapids fall 1-0 to Seattle Sounders

Colorado returns to action next Sunday, visiting the Houston Dynamo at 3:00 p.m. MT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, April 20, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids dropped a 1-0 result to Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday afternoon at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, with Obafemi Martins scoring the game’s only goal off a rebound in the 27th minute. The Rapids had more shots, crosses, and possession, but hit the woodwork several times and could not find an equalizer.

The Rapids were without several players due to injury, with Deshorn Brown suffering a strained quad in practice on Friday, Edson Buddle exiting due to knee pain during the pregame warm-ups, and Marvell Wynne leaving in the 55th minute with a quad strain. Those players join a long list of Colorado players already out, including Diego Calderón, Jaime Castrillón, Kevin Harbottle, Pablo Mastroeni, Matt Pickens, and Martín Rivero. Rookie midfielder Dillon Powers played the full 90 minutes despite suffering a laceration above his right eye in practice on Friday, which required 40 stitches to close.

Colorado returns to action next Sunday, visiting the Houston Dynamo at 3:00 p.m. MT, with Rapids play-by-play man Richard Fleming and former U.S. National Team star Marcelo Balboa calling the game on Altitude. The Rapids next play at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on May 4, taking on Toronto FC. For more information on the team, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.

Scoring Summary:

SEA – Obafemi Martins (unassisted) 27’

Colorado Rapids lineup: Clint Irwin, Brian Mullan, Marvell Wynne (Shane O’Neill 55), Drew Moor, Chris Klute, Hendry Thomas, Dillon Powers, Nick LaBrocca (Kamani Hill 46), Tony Cascio (Jamie Smith 77), Atiba Harris, Danny  Mwanga

Substitutes not used: Steward Ceus, Anthony Wallace, Nathan Sturgis, Dillon Serna

Seattle Sounders FC lineup: Michael Gspurning, Leonardo Gonzalez, Jhon Kennedy Hurtado, Djimi Traore, DeAndre Yedlin, Shalrie Joseph, Steve Zakuani (Alex Caskey 70), Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans, Lamar Neagle (Marc Burch 89), Obafemi Martins (Mauro Rosales 61)

Substitutes not used: Marcus Hahnemann, Zach Scott, Samuel Ochoa, Mario Martínez 

Disciplinary Summary:

COL – Dillon Powers (caution) 41

SEA – Djimi Traore (caution) 67

SEA – Leonardo Gonzalez (caution) 84

Attendance: 12,063

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