COMMERCE CITY CO - AUGUST 07: Goalkeeper Jon Busch #18 of the San Jose Earthquakes can only watch after he deflected a pass by Omar Cummings of the Colorado Rapids for an own goal in the 26th minute at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on August 7 2010 in Commerce City Colorado. The pass was intended for Colin Clark #11 of the Rapids who watches the action. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Though the only score that separated Colorado from visiting San Jose was a aberrational own goal, the Rapids got a deserved three points from the Earthquakes on Sunday, controlling the entirety of the match at Dick's Sporting Goods Park to get their first win since June 5.
Rapids attacker Colin Clark would hit a post in the tenth minute and provide a dangerous cross for Omar Cummings a few minutes later, but Colorado's pay-off wouldn't come until the 26th minute when a cross from the right by Cummings was cut-off by San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch, who misplayed the ball into his own goal from six yards out. The Earthquakes' goalkeeper, coming off a strong match against Seattle last week, deflect the ball into his own net as he went to one knee to scoop-up the cross, giving the Rapids a shocking 1-0 lead.
Colorado would generate second-half chances for Cummings, Claudio Lopez and Medhi Ballouchy, but although Busch was able to keep the Rapids from adding to their lead, the own goal would prove decisive in the Rapids' 1-0 win.
With the win, Colorado temporarily moves into a tie for third in the west pending Dallas's match against Philadelphia on Sunday.
San Jose stays ninth in league, two points behind Seattle, with the Sounders set to host Houston Sunday night.