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April 13, 2010
Rapids win play in with Wizards

KANSAS CITY, Mo---Wells Thompson scored two goals to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 2-1 win over the Kansas City Wizards in a U.S. Open Cup play in game at the Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium on the campus of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Tuesday night.

The Wizards got off to a fast start with Teal Bunbury’s first goal as a professional in the fourth minute. The rookie spun past two defenders at midfield, made a run down the left, beat two defenders en route to the endline before launching a ball that floated over the head of Rapids goalkeeper Steward Ceus.

The Rapids equalized in the 24th minute when a a high floating ball landed at the feet of Thompson who finished from a tight angle.

A through ball from former Wizards player Claudio Lopez went to Thompson as Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg came out to cut down the angle, but a cool finish gave the Rapids the 2-1 lead.

The U.S. Open Cup play-in schedule:
GAME A: Philadelphia Union at New York Red Bulls, April 27 (Red Bull Arena)
GAME B: New England Revolution at Game A Winner, May 12
GAME C: Real Salt Lake at San Jose Earthquakes, April 14 (Buck Shaw Stadium, )
GAME D: Colorado Rapids at Kansas City Wizards, April 13 (Univ. of Missouri-Kansas City)
GAME E: FC Dallas at D.C. United, April 28 (RFK Stadium)
GAME F: Winner Game B vs. Winner Game D
GAME G: Winner Game C vs. Winner Game E

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