Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Colorado Rapids 3, Philadelphia Union 0 | 2018 MLS Match Recap

Dominique Badji struck for a hat trick to help lift the Colorado Rapids to a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union Saturday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. It is the first win for new coach Anthony Hudson.
Badji put the Rapids (1-1-1) in front in the 53rd minute. Tommy Smith headed Jack Price’s outswinging corner kick down and Badji flicked out his left foot to push the ball under the crossbar.
Badji added his second eight minutes later when he received a cross from Dillon Serna and laid it off for Johan Blomberg, whose shot deflected off Union defender Jack Elliott. The ball caromed right to Badji, who calmly finished into the empty net with Andre Blake having challenged the initial shot.
Badji completed the hat trick, the first for the Rapids since Sanna Nyassi in July, 2011, three minutes from full time as the Rapids extended a home unbeaten streak to six games, while Philadelphia (1-1-1) suffered their first loss of the season and is now winless in 13 straight games away from Talen Energy Stadium.

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