Commerce City, CO (Sports Network) - Conor Casey and Jamie Smith became the
latest players to score for the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.
Jaime Castrillon and Casey scored 4 minutes apart in the first half and Smith
scored in the 89th minute to give the Rapids 14 players with at least one goal
this season as Colorado beat Portland, 3-0, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.
Castrillon notched his team-high fifth goal to start the scoring, Casey scored
his first of the season and Smith added his first goal in just his first match
Colorado (7-8-1) won for the fifth time in eight home matches, while Portland
(4-7-4) remained winless in seven road games this season.
Castrillon scored the first goal in the 18th minute, as he latched onto a pass
from Hunter Freeman and converted to the middle of the goal.
Casey, making his seventh appearance this season, followed in the 22nd after a
cross from Brian Mullan, as he deposited a header into the lower-right corner.
Colorado remained in control into the closing minutes and Smith capped the win
off a pass from Tony Cascio with a finish to the middle of the net from just a
few yards out.
The Rapids, who ended a two-game losing streak, host Vancouver Whitecaps FC on
Wednesday. Portland hosts the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday.
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