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Omar Cummings scored a second-half goal and Colorado's defense made the score stand up as the Rapids posted a 1-0 victory against Chivas USA at the Home Depot Center on Friday night.
After a scoreless first half, Cummings scored on a beautiful turn and shot from 17 yards out in the 55th minute. Chivas USA could not break through a Rapids defense that stymied creative midfielders Sacha Kljestan and Osael Romero.
Marvell Wynne earned he start in his debut for Colorado after being acquired in a trade from Toronto FC earlier in the week, and impressed playing in an unfamiliar central defender role.
Matt Pickens struggled with his handling of shots, but still managed the shutout.
2009 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Zach Thornton missed the match for Chivas USA due to a hip injury. Dan Kennedy earned the start in his place.