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Colorado Rapids
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San Jose Earthquakes
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Saturday, April 19, 20146:00 PM
Dick's Sporting Goods ParkMLS Regular SeasonPartly CloudyMLS LIVE,Altitude,CSN-Bay AreaAttendance: 12306

Match Summary

GOALS AND ASSISTS

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TimeClubPlayerAssisted By
DISCIPLINARY

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TimeClubPlayerReason
 87'SJ Adam JahnFight
 25'SJ Atiba HarrisFoul
 15'SJ Andreas GörlitzFoul
SUBSTITUTIONS

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 88'SJ
Cordell Cato (M)
Yannick Djaló (undefined)
 84'SJ
Adam Jahn (F)
Alan Gordon (F)
 82'COL
Gabriel Torres (F)
Deshorn Brown (F)
 70'SJ
Yannick Djaló (F)
Atiba Harris (M)
 63'COL
Dillon Serna (M)
Nick LaBrocca (M)

Starting Formations

1Irwin5Piermayr27O'Neill3Moor15Klute33Watts8Powers2LaBrocca7Sanchez26Brown9BuddleM1022241719941218Busch77Görlitz5Bernardez44Goodson2Harden23Harris15Koval4Cronin6Salinas16Gordon8WondolowskiM109801332714RAA4

Lineups

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Colorado Rapids
1GClinton Irwin
5DThomas Piermayr
27DShane O'Neill
3DDrew Moor
15DChris Klute
33MJared Watts
8MDillon Powers
2MNick LaBrocca
7MVicente Sanchez
26FDeshorn Brown
9FEdson Buddle
San Jose Earthquakes
18GJon Busch
77DAndreas Görlitz
5DVictor Bernardez
44DClarence Goodson
2DTy Harden
23MAtiba Harris
15MJ.J. Koval
4MSam Cronin
6MShea Salinas
16FAlan Gordon
8FChris Wondolowski
Bench
10Gabriel Torres
22Marvell Wynne
24Nathan Sturgis
17Dillon Serna
19Charles Eloundou
94Marlon Hairston
12John Berner
 
10Yannick Djaló
9Khari Stephenson
80Jean-Baptiste Pierazzi
13Bryan Meredith
32Billy Schuler
7Cordell Cato
14Adam Jahn
Managers
  Pablo Mastroeni
 
  Mark Watson
OFFICIALS

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RefereeEdvin Jurisevic  
Assistant RefereeMike Rottersman  
Assistant RefereeScott Kachmarik  
Fourth OfficialTyler Ploeger  
Saturday, April 19, 2014
6:00 PM
Dick's Sporting Goods Park
MLS LIVE,Altitude,CSN-Bay Area

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. – A physical, touchy encounter at a rainy Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday afternoon resulted in a scoreless draw between the Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes.

The result kept San Jose winless through their opening five games of the season and pushed Colorado’s unbeaten streak to three gams.

But perhaps the bigger story was Adam Jahn’s 86th-minute red card after a late challenge on Rapids rookie Jared Watts, resulting in the Colorado coaching staff barking at Earthquakes head coach Mark Watson. Jahn caught Watts with his shoulder, leaving the rookie on the ground and the Quakes forward with a straight red. But the Rapids were unable to take advantage of the man advantage and saw their two-game winning streak come to an end.

Chances were rare as both sides struggled to get any sort of offensive momentum on the rain-soaked field, although an Alan Gordon header in the first minute nearly opened the scoring for the Earthquakes (0-2-3). Dillon Serna’s second-half introduction helped Colorado some on the offensive end, but it was too little, too late for the home side.

Gordon nearly pulled the visitors ahead 38 seconds in when his header from a corner kick clanged off the crossbar.

The Rapids started to work their way into the match though, nearly scoring in the 25th on a Deshorn Brown shot, but Jon Busch made a diving save to deny the Jamaican. A downpour midway into the first half didn’t help the choppy play. The Rapids did get a good look when Watts, making his second MLS start, ripped off a long distance shot in the 34th that required another Busch save.

On the other side of the half, chances were also relatively few and far between as elbows outnumbered corner kicks. Serna’s home debut in the 70th minute appeared to breathe a little life into the mostly absent Rapids attack, but San Jose’s defense was able to keep Colorado off the scoreboard relatively easily – even after Jahn’s expulsion – thanks to a number of gutsy clearances by center back Victor Bernardez.

The Earthquakes head home for a California showdown with Chivas USA on Saturday night, while the Rapids hit the road for a trip to CenturyLink Field to face the Sounders on the same day.

Chris Bianchi covers the Colorado Rapids for MLSsoccer.com.

MLSsoccer.com Men of the Match

Rank Player What We Saw
1 Victor Bernardez The big defender turned the Rapids' attack away time after time
2 Dillon Powers The young midfielder continues to be the straw the stirs the drink for the Rapids
3 Vincente Sanchez Created a number of chances with speedy play on the wings