The Colorado Rapids have made it two wins in a row now to give their floundering playoff chances a shot in the arm and have pulled the club within five points from the sixth and final playoff spot in the west. The 2-1 victory over Houston Dynamo was not pretty soccer by any means, but the Rapids were able to dig deep and find a game winner late.
The Rapids were able to convert a penalty kick in the 20th minute as Vicente Sanchez found the back of the net after the Houston Dynamo were adjudged to have committed a hand ball in the box. It was a very well struck PK that gave Tyler Deric little chance to stop.
The Dynamo evened the score in the 37th minute after Bobby Burling used his hands in the box and for the better part of an hour it looked as if this game was heading for the drab draw that our Editor Emeritus was predicting:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I think I speak for everyone when I say I'm looking forward to tonight's thrilling 0-0 match. Go <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rapids96?src=hash">#Rapids96</a></p>— Beige Wave (@Burgundywave) <a href="https://twitter.com/Burgundywave/status/636697591808262144">August 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
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But Dillon Serna, Sean St. Ledger and Kevin Doyle flipped the script late in the match and the Rapids were able to find a game winner in the 79th minute.
Was it pretty? Nope. Does it still count as three points? Yep.
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