The Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City play tonight in the Desert Diamond Cup and in preparation for this match I played a FIFA16 simulation of this one to see who would come out on top. It was a match that Sporting had the lions share of possession but only generated a few good looks at goals and ultimately led to just one goal. The Rapids struggled with getting the ball moving, but were able to generate enough offense to have the match end in a 1-1 tie.
7th Min: Sporting scores off a header but is called back as the Sporting player was adjudged off-sides.
14th Min: YELLOW CARD--Rapids midfielder Sam Cronin goes into the book for a late challenge
29th Min: Kevin Doyle has a diving header that is saved and leave the Rapids with a corner kick. This is their first sustained pressure of the night.
45th Min: GOAL--Sporting Kansas City! Matt Besler with the header off a late first half corner kick
55th Min: PENALTY--the Rapids get a penalty kick opportunity and a YELLOW CARD to Sporting Kansas City player Kevin Ellis for taking down Shkelzen Gashi in the box.
55th Min: GOAL! Rapids level the score with a Marco Pappa penalty kick goal
62nd Min: Substitution for the Rapids. Cronin is replaced by Zach Pfeffer
83rd Min: Crazy sequence as Doyle's point blank shot is stopped and heads out for a corner kick.
83rd Min: Dillon Powers is replaced by Dominique Badji
89th Min: Pappa is subbed off for Luis Solignac
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The Starting XI:
Zac MacMath, Marc Burch, Axel Sjoberg, Bobby Burling, Eric Miller, Sam Cronin, Dillon Powers, Shkelzen Gashi, Marco Pappa, Dillon Serna, Kevin Doyle
The Rapids and Sporting play tonight at 8PM MST and the match will be streamed on the Rapids website at 8PM.