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Monday, December 04, 2006

MLS Generation Adidas team wins first game in England...

The following is a press release care of the Colorado Rapids Communications Department.

Striker Jacob Peterson Leads MLS Generation adidas to Victory Over Queens Park Rangers Reserves 2-0

The Colorado Rapids’ Jacob Peterson Played 75 minutes and Hunter Freeman Played 25 in the Team’s First Game During Their European Training

ENGLAND (December 4, 2006) – Colorado Rapids forward Jacob Peterson scored the first goal for the Generation adidas team in their 2-0 victory over the Queens Park Rangers Reserves here today. Generation adidas is currently on a weeklong European training tour in the UK.

In the 17 th minute, Peterson took a cross from the Kansas City Wizards’ Will John, who was on the left, and beat goalie Jake Cole to give the Americans the lead.

Chivas USA’s Brad Guzan made a big save at the end of the first half to preserve the lead for Generation adidas.

A half hour into the second half, Generation adidas made nine substitutions. Ten minutes later the fresh legs lead to the team’s second goal. FC Dallas’ Dax McCarty and the New York Red Bulls’ David Arvizu worked a give and go to add an insurance goal.

Sacha Kljestan of Chivas USA and Kei Kamara of the Columbus Crew both hit the post during the run of play.

Generation adidas will play their second game tomorrow against the Crystal Palace Reserves before the team goes the UEFA Champions League match between Chelsea and Levski Sofia.

Score: Generation adidas 2, Queens Park Rangers Reserves 0

Scoring Summary:

Ga- Jacob Peterson (Will John) 17
Ga- David Arvizu (Dax McCarty) 85

Generation adidas: Brad Guzan, Marvell Wynne (Quavas Kirk 40’), Drew Moor (Patrick Ianni 75’), Michael Parkhurst (Nikolas Besagno 75’), Blake Wagner (Hunter Freeman 75’), Nathan Sturgis (Tim Ward 75’), Willie Sims (Jamie Watson 75’), Sacha Kljestan (Dax McCarty 75’), Will John (David Arvizu 75’), Chad Barrett (Ryan Pore 75’), Jacob Peterson (Kei Kamara 75’)

Queens Park Rangers Reserves: Jake Cole, Taku Watanabe, Matt Hislop, Stefan Bailey, Ugo Ukah (Karl Yelland), Maoro Milanese, Shabazz Baidoo, Scott Donnelly (Matt O’Brien 15’), Paul Furlong, Adam Zerkas, Nick Ward


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