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Jamie Rapidly becoming an important player for Colorado

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Former Aberdeen and Celtic midfielder Jamie Smith played a huge part in helping Colorado Rapids win their first ever MLS Cup, since they were founded in 1995.

Jamie who was very influential in the first round two-legged tie when the Rapids took Columbus Crew to penalties and beat the 2008 MLS champs.

He missed the conference final against San Jose Earthquakes due to injury and although he declared himself fit head coach Gary Smith waited till late on to confirm Smith would be in the starting 11.

Jamie Justified his selection when he crossed the ball in the 56th minute which Conor Casey eventually scrambled over the line while sitting down to cancel out David Ferreira’s opener for FC Dallas.

Jamie played most of the 90 minutes before being subbed just before the start of Extra time.

The Rapids won the game thanks to a lucky break when the ball came off Dallas Defender George Johns Knee and ended up in the back of his own net.

I am sure most Aberdeen fans will want to congratulate Jamie and wish him more MLS success in the future. Except when he is playing Columbus Crew that is.

Written by Tom Mathers for Scotzine.com

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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