GOALKEEPER MACMATH OUT WITH KNEE INJURY
Rapids goalkeeper Zac MacMath on Tuesday underwent successful surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, the club announced.
According to a team spokesman, MacMath was playing through the pain in his knee the last three to four weeks. How the injury was sustained and whether or not the meniscus was torn the whole time has not been disclosed.
The 25-year-old has started in goal whenever Tim Howard is unavailable. He has seven MLS starts this season, includ- ing the Rapids’ last two games — Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the San Jose Earthquakes and a draw with Toronto FC, 1-1 on July 22. He has also appeared in two U.S. Open Cup matches this season.
MacMath started the first 16 games in 2016 before Howard arrived in Commerce City and was statistically one of the best keepers in the MLS. In 17 games, he recorded a 0.76 goals against average — a franchise-best.
MacMath has registered one shutout and 18 saves, and has conceded eight goals in 2017. He is 12-9-5 in 27 career MLS appearances with the Rapids. Ford gets big moment. Rapids defender Kortne Ford delivered the moment of the match in the MLS Homegrown game Tuesday in Chicago.
The MLS Homegrown team trailed Chivas de Guadalajara U-20, 2-1, with just seconds remaining. On the last play of the game, Atlanta United’s Chris Goslin delivered a cross from deep into the box for Ford, who delivered a high header into the back of the net — giving the MLS Homegrown team the 2-2 draw with Chivas.
The Greeley native proceeded to take his shirt off, running to the sideline — where he was mobbed by teammates.
Ford, who played at the University of Denver for three years, has started in all nine appearances he has made with the Rapids as a rookie. — Benjamin Arthur, The