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Buddle Scores, Irwin Keeps Clean Sheet as Rapids Top Toronto

May 4, 2013 - Major League Soccer (MLS) Colorado Rapids

COMMERCE CITY, CO - Edson Buddle scored his first goal in a Rapids uniform and Clint Irwin earned his third shutout of 2013 as Colorado topped Toronto FC 1-0 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night.

After controlling the majority of possession and having several opportunities, it wasn't until the 86th minute that the Rapids found the back of the net. Toronto FC defender Logan Emory slipped while trying to clear a cross inside his own six yard box, allowing Buddle to hammer home the game-winner from close range for his first of the season. Clint Irwin made four saves as he continued the stellar start to his MLS career.

The Rapids take to the road for their next two matches, facing the Columbus Crew on May 11 and the San Jose Earthquakes on May 18 with both games broadcast live on Altitude by Rapids play-by-play man Richard Fleming and former U.S. National Team star Marcelo Balboa. The Rapids return home on May 25 to face Chivas USA at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. For more information on the team, or to purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoRapids.com or call 303-825-GOAL.

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