In its second American Professional Soccer League game in two days, the Salsa earned its biggest victory of the season Sunday, defeating the defending champion Colorado Foxes, 2-0, in front of 2,207 at Englewood Stadium in Englewood, Colo.
Less then 24 hours after outlasting Fort Lauderdale in a shootout at Titan Stadium, the Salsa scored in the first half after a series of passes between forwards Paul Wright and Pulinho.
The goal, which came at the 20-minute mark, was Wright's seventh of the season, giving him the APSL individual scoring lead. It also ended a 200-minute scoring drought for the Salsa in regulation play.
In the second half, Colorado threatened repeatedly. In all, the Foxes had 27 shots on goal with four of them bouncing off the Salsa's right goal post. Salsa goalkeeper Ian Feuer had eight saves in his third shutout of the season.
Meanwhile, the Salsa closed the door with a goal in the final minute by Phillip Gyau, who was traded to the Salsa earlier this season by Colorado. Gyau streaked down the right sideline unmarked, then moved past two defenders and put the ball past goalkeeper Jim St. Andre.
The Salsa improved to 8-3, while the Foxes fell to 9-4.