There will be some who will try and quantify the latest Colorado Rapids victory as some sort of achievement. And in some respects they are right. The Rapids have remained unbeaten in their last ten and are now a whopping 9-2-4 (31 points, 2.06 PPG) and are still top in the MLS table.
But it was ugly.
And any supporter who says other wise is full of shit.
The Rapids largely dominated possession in this one throughout the evening but struggled breaking down the Chicago Fire defense. There seemed to be a lack of a true attacking intent on the evening as it showed. Kevin Doyle and Dillon Powers had chances, but nothing really seemed to threaten the goal.
The second half was different as both teams tried to go for it with the Rapids eventually finding a goal to take the lead in the 57th minute. It was a bit of a fortunate strike as the Rapids should have had a penalty moments before, but the random carom is fine when it leads to a Burgundy goal. The Rapids appeared to be content with sitting on the ball, but this proved problematic as they allowed the Fire back into this one in the 81st minute on a defensive breakdown.
The Rapids seemed to be all set for the tie, but the snatched a victory out of the jaws of a draw when the Rapids grabbed an
own goal, er, a Marco Pappa winner in the 89th minute.
With the victory, the Rapids are still top of the league. And while they played exceedingly poor, they still got all three points out of this match.
The Burgundy Boys are back in action on Wednesday at LA Galaxy and that match will be shown on Altitude at 8:30 PM MDT