Chivas USA had been the best road team in MLS, picking up three points left and right. Sure, they were dreadful at home, but they always had the road. At least they used to always have the road. The Colorado Rapids topped them at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday, ending the Goats' road run with a 4-0 win.
It wasn't as if Chivas were poor in Colorado. They had chances with five corners and numerous other opportunities. Miller Bolanos just missed the net once and Matt Pickens made a fine double save to keep the Goats off of scoreboard. On one of Chivas' corner kicks the ball ended up in a mess of bodies before popping up and off the crossbar, but it just wouldn't go over the line.
The Rapids did have their fair share of the ball, though, and with the match pretty even, they were the team that got the breakthrough. A corner kick found Tony Cascio at the back post, where he chested it down and turned with a left-footed shot. It somehow found its way through all of the traffic and in for the opener.
Late on, the Rapids poured it on. First, Kamani Hill got a goal in the 82nd minute, then Jeff Larentowicz added one two minutes later before Hill added a second in injury time and Colorado had themselves a good win.