COMMERCE CITY, CO - AUGUST 20: Drew Moor #3 of the Colorado Rapids chases down a loose ball along the sidelines while playing against Chivas USA during their game at Dick's Sporting Goods Park August 20, 2011 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)
(I did not actually get to watch this game, with all of my knowledge coming from twitter updates. In that regard, this is going to be short and sweet.)
This was, by all means, a very winnable game for the Rapids. Colorado held two leads as the night progressed and seemed to be in control for some pretty large stretches. Caleb Folan got the night started right with a header goal off a Pablo Mastroeni cross for his sixth goal of the season in the 13th minute, but new Goat Juan Pablo Angel decided to stop sucking this season after all and score on his debut for his new squad.
The second half featured two goals as well, with Jeff Larentowicz scoring his sixth game of the season - Folan and Larentowicz are now tied for the team lead in goals with Conor Casey, by the way - and it took until the 87th minute for Chivas to respond back as Laurent Courtois scored one in the dying minutes to tie. Colorado responded by increasing their forward numbers on the pitch but to no avail as a last second attempt by Mac Kandji wouldn't go.
In happier news, Drew Moor did indeed set his MLS record and Pablo Mastroeni became the fourth player in MLS history to play 300 games with his appearance tonight. The Rapids also set their own personal team record for most mutli-goal games in a row with eight.
With Dallas and RSL both losing tonight this is still a useful point in the standings for Colorado, but one that will be seen as bittersweet with so many chances to claw their way up into the automatic playoff spots again dropped tonight. Either way, the Rapids are still unbeaten in six and continue to go through a fairly easy portion of the schedule with points, good or not.
After the crap that we saw in the middle portion of the season that's really all we can ask for.