This is what we have been talking about for most of the summer. The Colorado Rapids have enjoyed at least two games in hand versus FC Dallas. But could they take advantage of them.
The Rapids answered that tonight with some big performances from the players and earned a 3-2 win on the road against the Houston Dynamo.
The scoring opened up early, a rare affair for the Rapids. Dominique Badji opened the scoring in the 12’ on a feed from Dillon Powers. The score remained the 1-0 until late in the first half when Mario Manotas scored on the cross to make it 1-1 at half.
The Rapids withstood an enthusiastic Dynamo squad fighting for their playoff life, but were able to find Badji who was able to get it over Dynamo keeper Joe Willis and make it 2-1 in the 54’.
As the Dynamo were pressing and trying to equalize, the Rapids were able to get that insurance goal when Shkelzen Gashi took the feed from Micheal Azira to make it 3-1 in the 79’. They would need that goal because the Dynamo got one back in the 81’ on a freekick by Mauro Manotas.
The Rapids kept that one goal lead and the win.
In the ratings article on Tuesday, 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.
Let us know who the man of the match is in the comments below and how you thought all the Rapids did.
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 the pitches in Cuba and Houston for soccer matches this week.
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 Monday to be included.