Major League Soccer

Orlando blanks Rapids to move to 6-1-0

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Carlos Rivas scored from distance midway through the second half, Joe Bendik only had to make one save to earn his third shutout and Orlando City remained unbeaten at home with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Kak�, former World Player of the year who has been out since injuring his hamstring in the season opener, subbed in at the 60-minute mark and provided the clincher for Eastern Conference leading Orlando (6-1-0), which is 5-0 at home, in stoppage time.

Rivas notched his first goal of the season in the 70th minute, a left-footed rocket from outside the box into the upper right corner that left Zac MacMath flatfooted. The game was the final of a three-game suspension for Rapids starting keeper Tim Howard.

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