Rapids star Kellyn Acosta carves out a role with U.S. team as World Cup nears


The old joke goes that soccer is a game of feet not inches.

But the difference was a matter of inches in August, when Colorado Rapids midfielder Kellyn Acosta threaded a bending, precision free kick through a swarm of defenders to U.S. teammate Miles Robinson who headed in a dramatic last-minute game winning goal against uber-rivals.