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Koeverman leads TFC over struggling Rapids

TFCRapids (Reuters)

Colorado Rapids have lost four straight meetings at BMO Field when playing Toronto FC and added a fifth one by losing 2-1 on Saturday afternoon.

It was the stellar Dutch striker, Danny Koevermans that piled on more misery for the Colorado Rapids. Toronto FC's Designated Player showcased an impressive second half brace, scoring six goals total in seven league appearances for the club.

The Rapids were on a mission to come back and equalize but could not find another goal to follow Sanna Nyassi's 70th-minute score.

After a quite evenly matched first half, Toronto FC managed to get the better of their opponent in the 52nd minute. Ashton Morgan was picked out on the left flank by Eric Avila and his well-directed cross found Koevermans at the right place at the right time. The Dutch striker slotted it past Matt Pickens to put the home side up 1-0.

Just eight minutes later, Toronto FC scored another goal to increase their lead to 2-0. An unmarked Danny Koevermans was perfectly picked out by Nick Soolsma and finished it brilliantly with a diving header into the corner of the goal.

Sanna Nyassi found the back of the net 10 minutes following Koeverman's brace. Nyassi had originally crossed the ball to Omar Cummings after beating Torsten Frings down the flank. Cummings released two vicious shots, which were blocked. The second block deflected to the feet of Nyassi, who quickly shot into the roof of the net.

Nyassi almost got an equalizer after a series of efforts following his first goal. The Rapids continued pressing but were unable to put another one in past a stubborn TFC side. Their most notable chance came in the 90th minute after Richard Eckersley cleared a shot off the goal line to save all three points for Toronto FC.

Both clubs will once again return to their respective Champions League group stage games when Toronto hosts Tauro on Sept. 20 and Colorado hosts Real Espana the very next day.


  1. All they need is one good defender from overseas in the off season and the backline will be fine.

    Morgan is a good young prospect from the academy at LB, Eckersley is a great young right back. It’s in the middle that things get dicey.


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