MLS review

Rapids off to a winning start

March 20, 2011
The Colorado Rapids began their title defence with a 3-1 Major League Soccer victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday.

First-half goals from Jeff Larentowitcz, Omar Cummings and Jamie Smith put the MLS Cup champions in control before Kenny Cooper pulled a goal back for the visitors 11 minutes from time.

DC United kicked off their campaign with a 3-1 triumph over the Columbus Crew.

Substitute Charlie Davies scored twice - the first from the penalty spot - to stretch ...

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