- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 4, 2002

DENVER Chris Henderson scored two goals and goalkeeper Scott Garlick moved into second place on the MLS career victories list as the Colorado Rapids beat D.C. United 2-0 last night.
United (1-2) struggled without midfielder Marco Etcheverry, a last-minute scratch because of a sore hamstring. D.C. United had just six shots one in the second half and one shot on goal.
Colorado (2-0-1) had 10 more shots and is off to its best start in franchise history.
Garlick moved ahead of Mark Dougherty with his 66th career victory and is one behind career leader Zach Thornton of Chicago.
Henderson scored first in the 44th minute, beating United goalie Nick Rimando just inside the right post from 25 yards out. Henderson scored again in the 89th minute, taking a long feed from Mark Chung and slipping a shot under Rimando.
Henderson has three goals and an assist in the first three games.
The Rapids had just an 8-5 advantage in shots in the first half, but had the far better scoring chances.
Chung just missed the right post on a free kick in the fourth minute, then had a header on a cross from Chris Carrieri float over the crossbar in the 20th minute.
Henderson also barely missed the right post in the 28th minute after shaking a defender just outside the penalty box.
Colorado continued to dominate play in the second half.
Jeff Stewart had a shot that hit two defenders in the 52nd minute, then Rimando had to make a diving save on a shot from the right wing by John Spencer five minutes later.
Spencer also had a chip shot that floated over Rimando and bounced off the top of the crossbar in the 61st minute.
D.C. United's only shot in the second half came in the 66th minute, when Ali Curtis rolled a shot from the left side across the mouth of the goal.
Colorado played without midfielder Carlos Valderrama, who on Saturday received a red card for a hard tackle on San Jose striker Landon Donovan.

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