Jack Price scored his first MLS goal some 78 seconds into the contest, Shkelzen Gashi added a goal on his 2018 debut from the penalty spot, and the Colorado Rapids cruised to a 2-0 home victory over a depleted Toronto FC side on Saturday afternoon.
Yannick Boli also made his debut for the Rapids on a day Colorodo were at close to full strength and Toronto clearly weren't. With the match sandwiched between the second leg of the Concacaf Champions League semifinals and the first leg of the finals, TFC coach Greg Vanney made 10 changes from the Starting XI that drew Club America 1-1 at the Estadio Azteca on Tuesday.
Price scored on the same day his former side Wolverhampton Wanderers were promoted to the Premier League on a strike worthy of any division in the world. He carved out the opportunity himself, reaching a half-clearance and unleashing a ferocious strike that beat Clint Irwin inside the left post.
Gashi made his first appearance of 2018 as a second-half substitute and converted a penalty earned when Dominique Badji got around and behind Toronto defender Liam Fraser. The goal was welcome insurance for Colorado, who have won two in a row and are unbeaten in their last four.
2' - COL - Jack Price
78' - COL - Shkelzen Gashi