The Rapids love their altitude. This is the third straight home game for Colorado that has ended 3-0, Conor Casey and Omar Cummings have scored in every single one of those.
Pregame, Pablo Mastroeni was celebrated by the club for setting the record for the most games ever played by a Rapid in franchise history with 179. His 180th game today was just as impressive as most of his other ones in a Rapids uniform, as he played shutdown defense and even got a couple of shooting chances during the romp over the Revs.
The carnage started out quickly with Jamie Smith putting a nice pass onto Omar Cummings’ foot in the 5th minute, which Omar slid quickly and easily down low past Matt Reis. Jamie earned himself another point on an assist as he helped a beautiful tic-tac-toe play from Omar to himself to Conor Casey in the 15th minute, which gave Casey a small breakaway and another goal for the Rapids. New addition to the team Brian Mullan was ever-present on the pitch, getting great touches, playing a bit of defense and making a couple of fantastic passes that could have easily been extra tallies onto the three that Colorado scored.
The second half started with a little life for New England, but Colorado quelled it within five minutes and kept possession almost the entire game. Mac Kandji and Wells Thompson came on for Mullan and Omar Cummings respectively in the second half; both earned themselves a point as Kandji made a nice pass to Thompson in the box, who buried the shot near side to get his first ever Rapids league goal. It was against his former team, no less!
The Rapids take on a tough test next week at Rio Tinto in Salt Lake for the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup.