Rapids 2, Revolution 1

Colorado Rapids edge Revolution, 2-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — The Colorado Rapids used an own goal in the 67th minute after getting a game-tying score from Nick LaBrocca to beat the New England Revolution, 2-1, Wednesday night.

LaBrocca scored his first goal of the season on a left-footed shot from 30 yards. That tied the game at 1 for Colorado (8-7-6).

The winner came when Dillon Powers took a shot from the right wing against Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth. The ball never got to Shuttleworth. Teammate Jose Goncalves got to it first and kicked it into his own net.


‘‘It was not a good play by our part,’’ Revolution coach Jay Heaps said of the own goal. ‘‘But we weren’t good enough the rest of the night.’’

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The Rapids won for only the third time in eight games.

Juan Toja scored for the Revolution (6-7-6). It was Toja’s first goal since July 19, 2008.

The Revolution, 1-3-2 in their past six games, haven’t won in Colorado since June 15, 2002.

They played their fifth straight game without Juan Agudelo, who is recovering from an injured right knee.


The Revolution led, 1-0, at the break.Toja didn’t miss on a free kick off a designed play in the 15th minute.

Standing outside the scoring box and with Jerry Bengston standing in front of the crease, Toja sent a free kick between Bengston’s legs past the startled look of goalkeeper Clint Irwin.

In another MLS game Wednesday night, Chivas USA blanked Toronto FC, 1-0, at Carson, Calif., on Erick Torres’s goal in the 79th minute.