10 Shot – 2013 MLS New England at Colorado

Man.  It was hot yesterday.  Driving to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park it was a toss up on either having the windows open and let the winds attempt to keep me somewhat cool, or crank the air conditioning and battle the heat from the sun.  I opted for the windows open to save on gas.  When I got to the stadium, I was wiped out already.  Drenched in sweat, I headed up to the media room to set up and eat dinner before my normal pre game walk around the field.  Halfway around the field I was hoping someone would bring me a wheelchair or at least a beer.  I was spent, and I still had an hour before the game.

It was an ok game.  Great for the Rapids, kind of boring for photos.  The 7pm start, shooting from my favorite corner gave me harsh sidelight and back light instead of the nice golden light I love.  Rapids won, 2-1 with all the goals scored on the other end of the field.

July 17th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids mascot Edson the Eagle paces the game ball on the pedestal where the officials will pick it up as they enter the field for the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – Colorado Rapids mascot Edson the Eagle paces the game ball on the pedestal where the officials will pick it up as they enter the field for the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (22) stretches to reach the ball before it goes out of bounds in the first half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (22) stretches to reach the ball before it goes out of bounds in the first half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (22) attempts to drive the ball past New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) in first half action of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – Colorado Rapids defender Marvell Wynne (22) attempts to drive the ball past New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) in first half action of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

Ouch…this had to hurt!

July 17th, 2013 - New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth (22) stops a point blank shot from Colorado Rapids forward Edson Buddle (9) in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth (22) stops a point blank shot from Colorado Rapids forward Edson Buddle (9) in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor (3) collects the ball before it goes out of bound in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – Colorado Rapids defender Drew Moor (3) collects the ball before it goes out of bound in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - A Colorado state flag is waved by a Rapids fan after a Colorado goal in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – A Colorado state flag is waved by a Rapids fan after a Colorado goal in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) and Colorado Rapids defender Chris Klute (15) battle for control of the ball in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – New England Revolution forward Diego Fagundez (14) and Colorado Rapids defender Chris Klute (15) battle for control of the ball in the second half of action in the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) takes a corner kick in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) takes a corner kick in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - Leaving Colorado Rapids midfielder Atiba Harris (16) face down on the field, New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (2) storms down the pitch with the ball in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – Leaving Colorado Rapids midfielder Atiba Harris (16) face down on the field, New England Revolution defender Andrew Farrell (2) storms down the pitch with the ball in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 - New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) attempts to run the ball around Colorado Rapids midfielder Nathan Sturgis (24) and defender Marvell Wynne (22) in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

July 17th, 2013 – New England Revolution midfielder Lee Nguyen (24) attempts to run the ball around Colorado Rapids midfielder Nathan Sturgis (24) and defender Marvell Wynne (22) in the second half of the Major League Soccer match between the New England Revolution and the Colorado Rapids at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO

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