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Matchday Recap: Shorthanded Dynamo fall 3-0 to Rapids

The shorthanded Dynamo missed their stars as the Rapids swept through them for the second straight 3-0 loss for the Dynamo. The Dynamo failed to possess the ball and allowed Colorado to dictate the pace of the game.

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The Dynamo faced off against the Colorado Rapids and things got off to a quick start. Omar Cummings earned a corner kick inside of the 3rd minute and he found himself wide open on the kick itself, but the former Rapid player just missed contact with the ball. It only took two minutes for the Colorado Rapids to open up the scoring as Marvell Wynne beat Andrew Driver and sent in a perfect cross to a wide open Deshorn Brown who easily beat Tally Hall to put the home side up 1-0.

In the 17th minute the Dynamo dodged a chance for the Rapids to go up 2-0 as Dillon Powers somehow got the ball around David Horst and found Kamani Hill whose shot on the open goal was saved off of the line by a sliding Corey Ashe. Aside from that tremendous defensive display, things had not gone the Dynamo's way. The Dynamo failed to create opportunities moving up the field and really struggled to maintain possession which allowed Colorado to dictate the direction of the game.

The Colorado Rapids had outplayed the Dynamo enough to be up by more than a goal which is why in the 35th minute they were able to net their second goal of the half. Dillon Powers put in a great ball to a darting Deshorn Brown (who may have been offside) who easily beat Jermaine Taylor and Tally Hall. Dominic Kinnear was clearly not happy with how his side was playing as he made a call to the bench early as Alexander Lopez replaced Warren Creavalle in stoppage time of the first half.

The second half didn't start any better for the Dynamo. Jose Mari took a wild shot that bent in and forced a very tough save for Hall. On the following corner kick, the Rapids went up 3-0 as Jermaine Taylor failed to mark Kamani Hill who coolly flicked the ball passed Hall.

The Dynamo were able to muster up a few opportunities of their own, most notably a rocket of a shot by Will Bruin that banged off the crossbar. Soon after, they dodged another near-goal as David Horst was able to slide and knock the ball away from Dillon Serna who had a 1v1 against Tally Hall.

From start to finish the Dynamo trailed and chased the Colorado Rapids as the Dynamo simply couldn't create opportunities for themselves and defensive errors once again proved to be costly. With the loss, the Dynamo failed to jump up in a very competitive Eastern Conference and although they're still in fourth place, there are plenty of teams a point or two below with games in hand.

The Dynamo next come home to face third place Sporting Kansas City on Friday June 6th. That's right, D-Day will (for the time being) mean Dynamo-Day.

Dynamo: Hall; Ashe, Taylor, Horst, Sarkodie; Driver (Cochran 85'), Creavalle (Alex 45' + 2'), Carrasco, Cummings (Johnson 74'); Bruin, Barnes

Rapids: Irwin; Wynne, O'Neill, Moor, Klute; Serna, LaBrocca, Jose Mari (Watts 74'), Hill; Powers (Hairston 69'), Brown (Mwanga 80')