Kamler, Davis lead 10-man Metros over Colorado
April 13, 2002
Brian Kamler scored his first goal as a Metro, and Brad Davis added his second in as many games as the MetroStars defeated the Colorado Rapids, 2:1. The Metros finished the game with ten men as ex-Rapid Ross Paule was ejected for a second yellow card 12 minutes into the second half.
Kamler's goal came in the 12th minute, after a Petter Villegas cross from a corner of the field sailed over the heads of a couple of players from both sides, landing onto the feet of the onrushing Kamler, who blasted it into the net.
The MetroStars, who were on the counter-attack for the most of the game, got the second goal in the 78th minute, as Tim Howard's goal kick found Rodrigo Faria on the edge of the Colorado box. Faria then laid a pass out to Davis, who made a long run to receive the ball. Davis then beat Rick Titus and chipped a shot past Garlick for a two-goal lead. The assist received on the play was Howard's first ever point in MLS.
The Rapids got one back three minutes from time, as Mike Petke was judged to foul Chris Henderson in the penalty area. John Spencer converted the PK.
Ex-Metro Mark Chung was invisible for the Rapids, often passing the ball backwards instead of trying to lead the attack.
Lineup: Howard, Jolley, Addo, Petke, Kamler, Hernandez, Paule, Villegas, Mathis, Serna, Faria. Subs: Davis, Forko, Griffiths.