Rapids score in final seconds to top Impact 4-3 in Montreal

The Rapids return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for Freedom Weekend matches at 7:30 p.m. on both July 4 and July 7, with special events and fireworks displays after the games

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (Saturday, June 29, 2013) – The Colorado Rapids came from behind twice and scored in the dying seconds to beat the Montreal Impact in a wild, 4-3 match at Stade Saputo in Montreal on Saturday night. Tony Cascio’s deflected shot in the 96th minute capped the comeback for Colorado and handed Montreal its first home loss of the season.

The Rapids had taken an early lead through an Atiba Harris header, but Montreal scored twice just before halftime for a 2-1 advantage. Dillon Powers scored in the 59th minute to tie it at two, and after Montreal scored in the 72nd minute it was just five minutes before Deshorn Brown equalized again for Colorado. It was the first time two rookie teammates (Powers and Brown) scored in an MLS match since 2009.

The match was decided in the final seconds after Chris Klute won the ball 35 yards from the Rapids goal and sprinted the length of the field on a two-on-one counterattack. His cross was blocked, but the ball fell to Cascio, whose shot from the top of the box took a deflection and found the net. The 96th minute goal was the latest the Rapids have ever scored a game-winner, with the previous record being a 92nd minute strike from Mark Chung on July 4, 2003.

Now done with a three-game road swing, the Rapids return to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park for Freedom Weekend matches at 7:30 p.m. on both July 4 and July 7, with special events and fireworks displays after the games. For more information, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com/4thFestColorado or call 303-825-GOAL.

COLORADO RAPIDS 4:3 MONTREAL IMPACT

June 29, 2013 – Stade Saputo, Montreal, Que.

Scoring Summary:

COL – Atiba Harris 5 (Dillon Powers 2) 24’

MTL – Hassoun Camara 2 (unassisted) 38’

MTL – Daniele Paponi 1 (Marco Di Vaio 1, Alessandro Nesta 1) 42’

COL – Dillon Powers 3 (Nathan Sturgis 1) 59’

MTL – Daniele Paponi 2 (Davy Arnaud 2) 73’

COL – Deshorn Brown 4 (Chris Klute 4) 77’

COL – Tony Cascio 1 (unassisted) 96’

Colorado Rapids lineup: Clint Irwin, Brian Mullan (Marvell Wynne 81’), Germán Mera, Drew Moor, Chris Klute, Hendry Thomas, Nathan Sturgis, Dillon Powers, Atiba Harris, Nick LaBrocca (Deshorn Brown 74’), Edson Buddle (Tony Cascio 89’)

Substitutes not used: Steward Ceus, Brenton Griffiths, Jaime Castrillón, Danny Mwanga

Montreal Impact lineup: Troy Perkins, Hassoun Camara, Alessandro Nesta, Matteo Ferrari, Jeb Brovsky, Andrea Pisanu (Davy Arnaud 58’), Filipe Martins, Patrice Bernier, Andres Romero (Blake Smith 67’), Marco Di Vaio, Daniele Paponi (Andrew Wenger 84’)

Substitutes not used: Evan Bush, Dennis Iapichino, Wandrille Lefevre, Collen Warner

Disciplinary Summary:

COL – Mera (caution) 48’

COL – LaBrocca (caution) 52’

MTL – Brovsky (caution) 55’

Attendance: 20,383

 

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