Colorado Rapids stun Montreal Impact with late winner in 4-3 win
The Associated Press
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MONTREAL — Tony Cascio scored in stoppage time and the Colorado Rapids rallied for a 4-3 victory over Montreal on Saturday night, handing the Impact their first home loss of the season.
Deshorn Brown had tied the score in the 77th minute, and Atiba Harris and Dillon Powers also scored for the Rapids (6-7-5). Colorado ended a three-game losing streak and had their its highest scoring output of the season.
Daniele Paponi had his first two MLS goals, and Hassoun Camara also scored for Eastern Conference-leading Montreal (9-4-2), which dropped to 6-1-1 at home.
On the winning goal, the Rapids were on a counterattack when Cascio picked up a loose ball and saw his shot go off midfielder Patrice Bernier and past goalie Troy Perkins into the net.
The Impact showed some rust early on in their first action in 10 days, but the game picked up pace as they went on full attack in the final minutes.
The Rapids played defensively to start, slowing play whenever possible, and got the opening goal off a free kick in the 24th minute.
Harris stayed at the edge of the crowd in front of Perkins and headed Powers’ kick inside the far post for his team-leading fifth goal of the season.
Camara tied it in the 38th minute while on his back, as Andrea Pisanu’s corner kick ping-ponged inside the Colorado box and the Montreal fullback got a foot on it with a semi-bicycle kick and it w
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