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Colorado Rapids 1:1 LA Galaxy--The FIFA Simulation

The Rapids and Galaxy get going today at 5 PM.

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The Colorado Rapids and the LA Galaxy met for the first time in 2016 today in our FIFA16 Game Simulation and the Rapids were able to snatch their first point of the year with a gritty 1-1 draw.  The Rapids took a lead just 29 minutes into the game as Marlon Hairston fired a pinpoint pass to Kevin Doyle and the Rapids looked like they were on their way.  However, the Rapids picked up two red cards in the second half one of which led to a Galaxy PK and game equalizer.

By the end of the match, the Rapids were running on fumes and just could not find a game winner.

Match Moments

6th Min: BOOKING--Yellow Card issued to Rapids #22 Micheal Azira for a tackle from behind

29th Min: GOAL--Kevin Doyle takes a beautiful feed from Marlon Hairston and buries it into the back of the net!

33rd Min: PENALTY--Eric Miller is adjudged to have committed a foul in the box and up steps Steven Gerrard to take the kick.  Gerrard steps up.  OH POST!  HE HIT THE BLOODY POST AND THE RAPIDS ARE STILL IN THE LEAD!!!!

45th Min: CHANCE--Robbie Keane had an absolute blast from distance that MacMath was forced to make a smart save.

49th Min: CHANCE--A Hairston cross finds Doyle's head but he rips it over the bar.

53rd Min: BOOKING--Red Card issued to Rapids #33 Jared Watts for a foul in the penalty box.

53rd Min: PENALTY--Galaxy get another PK after Watts crushed Keane in the box.

54th Min: GOAL--Gerrard with the penalty kick goal.

60th Min: BOOKING--Red Card issued to Rapids #9 Doyle.  What is going on here???

66th Min: SUBSTITUTION--Dillon Powers is subbed off for Luis Solignac

71st Min: CHANCE--Galaxy with a golden opportunity, but Zac MacMath was up for it and made a gorgeous save

79th Min: CHANCE--Rapids get some pressure and Solignac rips a shot over the bar

80th Min: SUBSTITUTION--Rapids bring on Dillon Serna for Marco Pappa

82nd Min: SUBSTITUTION--Zach Pfeffer enters the game for Sam Cronin

86th Min: CHANCE--How did Gyasi Zardes miss a wide open net?  WOW

90th Min: CHANCE--Serna had a great look at goal, but put it just outside of the net.  Close for the Rapids

The Statistics

Colorado Rapids LA Galaxy
Score 1 1
Shots 4 8
Shots on Goal 1 5
Possession 46% 54%
Fouls 8 2
Bookings 3 (2R, 1Y) 0

Rapids Starting XI:

Zac MacMath, Eric Miller, Axel Sjoberg, Jared Watts, Marlon Hairston, Sam Cronin, Micheal Azira, Shkelzen Gashi, Dillon Powers, Marco Pappa, Kevin Doyle

Man of the Match: MacMath.  Four saves will do it and had to stop wave after wave of Galaxy attackers when the Rapids went down two men.