COMMERCE CITY, CO - MAY 26: Goalkeeper Matt Pickens #18 of the Colorado Rapids dives to make a save against the Montreal Impact at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on May 26, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. The Rapids defeated the Impact 3-2. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Rapids Vs. Rowdies: Colorado Earns Victory In U.S. Open Cup

The Colorado Rapids knocked off the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Tuesday.

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Rapids Vs. Rowdies Final Score: Colorado Scores 3-1 Victory In U.S. Open Cup

The Colorado Rapids had defeated the Montreal Impact just two days ago in regular season MLS action, but tired legs weren't a factor as the Rapids earned a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday. The victory is the first for the Rapids in the tournament since 2010.

Edu got the scoring started for Colorado in the 17th minute on a penalty kick. Andre Akpan would add another goal in the 33rd minute to put Colorado ahead permanently.

Related: Rapids Vs. Rowdies Preview: Colorado Starts US Open Cup Campaign

For the Rapids' final goal of the night, Akpan found Kamani Hill in extra time. Moments later, Tampa Bay would finally get on the board when Matt Clare deat Rapids goalkeeper Steward Ceus.

The Rapids will now travel to play Sporting Kansas City on June 5. Kansas City defeated Orlando City S.C. 3-2 on Tuesday.

For more on the Colorado Rapids, head over to Burgundy Wave.

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Rapids Vs. Rowdies: Colorado Starts US Open Cup Campaign

The Colorado Rapids will face the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL in Open Cup play on Tuesday.

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