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Saturday, June 29, 2013 (All times Eastern)

Colorado (5-7-5) at Montreal (9-3-2), 7 p.m.

Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - The Colorado Rapids will attempt to get back on the winning track on Saturday when the club travels to Saputo Stadium to face the Eastern Conference leading Montreal Impact.

Colorado enters the match struggling mightily, riding a five-match winless run across all competitions.

Last time out, the Rapids were thoroughly outplayed by a far superior Portland Timbers side in a 3-0 defeat at Jeld-Wen Field on June 23.

Portland seized control of the match early on as the home side struck 12 minutes in when Rodney Wallace broke free down the left flank off a restart and fired a cross into the box for Frederic Piquionne, whose header beat Rapids goalkeeper Clint Irwin.

Portland struck again right before halftime when Wallace came down with a goal kick, held the ball at the left corner of the box and found a charging Will Johnson. The Timbers captain took one flick to himself to get past the Colorado defense and then launched a left-footed shot past Irwin to the far corner.

The Timbers put the match away six minutes from time when Johnson got on the end of a cross from Piquionne and ripped it into the open goal for his second tally of the match.

"It's okay sometimes to not play well, but to still get results, which is something we did at times earlier in the year," Rapids captain Drew Moor said. "We didn't always play well, but we got results and I think that's what it was about today. Yeah, we played well at times, but at the end of the day, we probably just got beat by a team that was better today."

"We can't be giving up three goals on three shots," Moor continued. "It's down to the entire team as a unit. As a leader of the defense, I'm frustrated with it, but we've got to try and put it behind us because it doesn't get any easier from here for us."

Montreal, meanwhile, had last weekend off and will aim to extend its lead atop the Eastern Conference standings following a 2-0 win over the Houston Dynamo on June 19.

The Impact grabbed the lead against Houston just 14 minutes in when a through ball from Patrice Bernier beat the Dynamo's offside trap and found Felipe racing into the area, and he finished by poking the ball between Houston goalkeeper Tally Hall's legs.

The Impact then doubled the lead in the 32nd minute. Corey Ashe weighed his back pass from midfield wrong and it turned into an assist for Marco Di Vaio, who raced to the ball and then in on goal before lobbing it over the head of Hall.

"We started the game like fireworks, we broke them down in the first half, and even though we respect them, we tried to get four, five, even six," Impact head coach Marco Schallibaum said. "We didn't get them, and it was a tough game to manage at 2-0."

In the only meeting between the clubs, Colorado collected goals from Jeff Larentowicz, Drew Moor and Jaime Castrillon in a 3-2 win over Montreal on May 26, 2012.

06/28 17:05:39 ET

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Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
4th
CHI 87
NYK 81
 
3rd
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NOP 63
 
1st
SAC 16
MIL 4
 
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Final
RICE 72
STTHOMASTX 61
 
Final
UVA 70
CLST 54
Final
LIU 69
FIU 58
 
Final
STET 67
GSOUT 76
 
Final
QUIN 80
LEH 65
 
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SFLA 69
SHU 89
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RICH 65
SALA 54
Final
CAN 60
USB 59
 
Final
DEL 62
TEMPL 82
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WCU 56
WRST 69
 
Final
VERM 56
YALE 57
 
Final
SDKST 75
IDST 72
 
Final
RIDE 62
MRGST 48
 
Final
LATU 79
NICST 54
 
Final
CHAR 75
APP 65
 
Final
MISS 71
CCAR 68
 
Final
DUKE 66
UCONN 56
 
Final
BRAD 80
EUREK 38
 
Final
PEAY 76
OAKC 52
 
Final
JST 66
SMISS 46
 
2nd
SD 49
MNTST 46
 
2nd
UAB 49
LSU 56
 
2nd
EVAN 44
OHIO 48
 
1st
CSFU 5
CSDH 4
 
1st
ORST 15
DEP 6
 
1st
PAC 6
NEV 6
 
1st
USF 10
PORST 9
 
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IDAHO 0
WALLA 0
 
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UTST
CALST
 
Final
PIT 1
COL 0
Final
PHI 1
FLA 2
Final
CAR 4
TOR 1
Final
CLB 4
WAS 5
3rd
MON 1
ANA 1
 
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
EDM
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LOS
STL
3rd
JAC 14
TEN 10