Updated Oct 6, 2013 - 9:52 am
Post-Match Reactions: Colorado Rapids 5 - 1 Seattle Sounders FC
The Colorado Rapids humiliated the visiting Sounders FC squad by scoring four goals in the first half and eventually winning 5-1. Colorado's victory ended Seattle's seven-game unbeaten streak.
Head coach Sigi Schmid entered the match with several key players out due to injuries: forwards Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins, midfielder Shalrie Joseph, defenders Djimi Traore and Leo Gonzalez.
Colorados' Deshorn Brown notched the first of his two goals 13 seconds into the match, ansd tallied his second 30 minutes later. Dillon Powers, Drew Moor and Gabriel Torres rounded out the rest of the Rapids' goal scorers.
Sounders FC forward Eddie Johnson scored his ninth goal of the year in the 63rd minute to prevent the shuthout.
Eddie Johnson--Wikimedia Commons
Man of the Match: Deshorn Brown
"[The ball] was coming my way and I just took it, and we just started from there. We played a long ball and headed back to Torres, then he played back to me and I just ran up to it and put it in the back of the goal."--Deshorn Brown, Colorado Rapids forward
"It was great for him [to get the early goal], and Deshorn needed it as well...I spoke to him during the week, and he knew how badly we needed this result. He did excellent at training during the week. Everything came together for Deshorn [Brown] today, and we're very glad for him."--Oscar Pareja, Colorado Rapids head coach
Colorado's Fast Start
"When you score 13 seconds into the game, that's a pretty quick start. To be honest, that kickoff is something we work on. We train on that. We don't always expect to score off that, but to get in their half, get up the field and start putting early pressure on them. I think we have started slow at times at home, and usually we use the second half to build off of, and we score goals late, but this was different tonight, this was pretty special."--Drew Moor, Colorado Rapids defender
Seattle's Poor First Half Performance
"No, it's good to get your ass kicked at this time of the year, just to remind you that this is the real thing and if you don?t come out completely prepared mentally and ready to give everything you have, you're going to get your ass kicked."--Sigi Schmid, Seattle Sounders FC head coach
Sounders' Improved Second Half
"Well, the message was that we wanted to win the second half, which we did, up until they got the injury time goal from Torres. But just that we needed to show some character, to play better, to win the second half. That was our objective. And not to do anything stupid, not to pick up a red card, which obviously we didn't accomplish (Zach Scott was sent off after receiving his second yellow card of the match)...But at the end of the day, Colorado was better than us today."
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