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Rapids score 2 own goals, Dynamo win in 4-1 rout

March 31, 2019
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Houston Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez, center, passes the ball as Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry, right, pursues in the first half of a MLS soccer match Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Houston Dynamo midfielder Memo Rodriguez, center, passes the ball as Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry, right, pursues in the first half of a MLS soccer match Saturday, March 30, 2019, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Memo Rodriguez scored, Colorado put two in its own goal, and the Houston Dynamo won their third straight, beating the Rapids 4-1 on Saturday night.

Rodriguez opened the scoring for the Dynamo (3-0-1) in the fourth minute, finishing Alberth Elis’ diagonal pass. It was Rodriguez’s fourth goal of the season.

Axel Sjoberg deflected a rebound into his own in net to give Houston a 2-0 lead in the 15th minute. Keegan Rosenberry punched a cross into his own net to make it 3-0 in the 34th.

Elis got inside a defender on a run into the middle of the area and flicked Mauro Manotas’ pass home to give the Dynamo a 4-0 lead in the 67th.

Kei Kamara scored for the Rapids (0-3-2) on a penalty kick in the 81st minute. It was Kamara’s 114th MLS goal, joining him with Ante Razov for fifth place on the all-time goal scorers list.

The Rapids’ Tommy Smith was sent off for violent conduct in the 89th minute.

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