The Colorado Rapids went on the road took a disappointing 1-0 loss to the Portland Timbers. The loss saw them drop 2 points behind FC Dallas in the race for the supporters shield.
The first half was ugly for the Rapids. It was a one-way match with the Timbers coming wave-after-wave at them. A harsh pk call on Bobby Burling led to the loan goal as Fanendo Adi slotted it past Tim Howard.
The second penalty kick awarded to Portland was a no doubter when Micheal Azira pulled back Vytautas Andriuskevicius in the box. This time Howard made the big save and Adi pushed the rebound wide of the net.
The second half was much better for the Rapids as they were able to get much more of the possession and generate several good opportunities. The two best were generated by Kevin Doyle who put a header off the crossbar and then a shot off the post.
The Rapids need a win next week and a loss by FC Dallas. It will be interesting to see what the LA Galaxy bring out in the match against Dallas. They are in third place and can’t get second or drop to fourth. Do they rest their better players? Time will tell.
Let us know who your man of the match is in the comments below.
In the ratings article on Wednesday, I will share the summary of the ratings so far. You will be able to see how each player was rated for each match plus their summary for the season.
Just a reminder for you on the rating scale as you consider your ratings.
10: World Class or Amazing
9: Very good
7: Above Average
5: Below Average
3: Very bad
1: This is bad, just like being a Raiders fan.
Now it is your chance, let us know how you think they did. Make sure you submit your rating before 5 p.m. MDT on Tuesday to be included.