Peguero Gives Rapids 1-1 Tie With Quakes
Aug. 14, 2005
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) _ Jean Philippe Peguero's fourth goal of the season gave the Colorado Rapids a 1-1 tie with San Jose on Saturday night. San Jose (10-4-8) extended its Western Conference lead to three points over FC Dallas, which lost 2-1 to New England. The loss was Dallas' first home loss of the season, leaving San Jose (6-0-5) as the only remaining MLS team unbeaten at home.
The Rapids (7-11-4) remain in fourth place, behind Los Angeles, in the conference.
Colorado's Kyle Beckerman set up Peguero's tying goal in the 56th minute, when the Haitian forward beat defender Danny Califf and fired past goalkeeper Pat Onstad.
Ricardo Clark scored San Jose's goal in the 48th minute, off assists from Alejandro Moreno and Dwayne De Rosario. The latter supplied the final pass to San Jose's defensive midfielder, who fired a near post blast past former Earthquakes goalkeeper Joe Cannon.
San Jose survived a goalmouth scramble right before halftime. Colorado's Terry Cooke served up a free kick into the Earthquakes' penalty area. Alain Nkong and Peguero couldn't get shots off, and Onstad saved defender Mike Petke's effort as the half expired.
Colorado's Jeff Cunningham had the game's last scoring chance, heading Cooke's free kick just wide of San Jose's net in the final seconds.