Hey! At least there is not relegation!
The Colorado Rapids traveled (and actually played a match) at Sporting Park against Sporting Kansas City and dropped a 2-0 decision. For the Rapids this was a must win match to have any realistic shot of climbing back into the playoff race, but they were unable to stop the rot and now have their winless streak sitting at six matches and are just 2-6-9 on the year.
The Rapids started the match with three defensive midfielders which announced to Sporting that the Rapids were content with sitting back and absorbing pressure and in the first half that is what the Rapids did. Sporting had over 57% pressure in the first half and the Rapids struggled to put anything together in front of net. They did record two shots on goal, but the most telling sequence of the match was when Luis Solignac took the ball deep down the field and make an incredible individual play and crossed it, but no one from the Rapids was following it up and the ball drifted harmlessly away.
The Second Half started much like the first with the Rapids looking at trying to be dangerous, but nothing materialized. Solignac missed another beautiful chance and missed it wide left about 10 minutes in. The most exciting thing of second half was surely the sprinklers turning on. It was the most exciting thing to happen in a Rapids match this season, and it certainly did not slow down the non-existent Rapids attack. It went from bad to worse in the 64th minute with Sam Cronin scored an own goal and from that point the Rapids night was done.
The Rapids are in action on Tuesday at Houston Dynamo in the Fifth Round of the US Open Cup at 6:30 PM MDT and return to MLS play on Saturday at 7:00 PM MDT against Vancouver Whitecaps at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.