The Rapids' unbeaten streak ends at six, while Toronto's unbeaten streak will move up to eight. The Rapids failed to finish and played incredibly uninspired football for just about 85 minutes en route to a frustrating 1-0 loss to Toronto FC in Canada, where the Rapids still have yet to win or draw a game.
The first half was fairly boring with only five shots between the two teams, only a couple of them looking like they had a chance to trouble the keepers. The Rapids were quite obviously missing Mehdi Ballouchy and his creativeness on the pitch, as most of their chances came from weak shots through the middle or missed corner kick attempts. The best chance for either team came from Dwayne De Rosario, who slammed a ball just over the crossbar in the 30th minute.
The first five minutes of the second half featured crazy possession changes and several fantastic saves from both Matt Pickens and Stefan Frei. Neither team would break through until two defensive mistakes both gave Chad Barrett a fantastic chance at a cross and Fuad Ibrahim got one of the clearest shots on goal you'll ever see, snagging the first and only goal of the game in the 61st minute. The Rapids seemed to lose the spirit they had in the first half and started to show much less fire until around the 75th minute.
Late in the game, Claudio Lopez was subbed in and seemed to bring some fire back to the Rapids, even launching an incredibly long shot that Frei struggled to save right on the line, the best Rapids chance of the game. Through the final minutes and the five minutes of stoppage time, the Rapids launched a barrage of shots at the goal, all of them seeming to get stopped by the impressive Frei or blocked by a well placed Toronto defender. In the 94th minute Lopez almost bounced a shot in off of Drew Moor, but it missed just inches wide - a fitting end to the unlucky and out of form game the Rapids played.
Both teams ended with nine shots a piece. Toronto FC improves to 6-4-4 while the Rapids drop to the same record. The Rapids next face the Kansas City Wizards in Commerce City on July 17th.