The Colorado Rapids have ended their losing streak, putting in two goals against the Chicago Fire and grabbing a point at home.
The Fire started out sloppy, allowing the Rapids to get on the board early when Dominique Badji put it just inside the post on Chicago Fire goalkeeper Richard Sánchez in the 7th minute. A few minutes later, Tommy Smith finally got a solid hit on a header for his first goal for the Burgundy Boys.
Unfortunately, the 2-0 lead was short-lived when the ball rolled off Danny Wilson’s foot in the 6-yard-box and it went in, gifting the Fire a goal. Three minutes later, Aleksandar Katai put a move on Tommy Smith and takes a shot from the 18. It hit the crossbar and bounced in, tying it up 2-2 to go into the half.
The second half had some exciting moments, but more for the Fire than the Rapids, with Tim Howard coming up with a couple big saves. In the 84th minute, Johan Kappelhof got a red card for kicking Joe Mason in the face and the Rapids got a shot off right away, but it was a fairly easy save for Sanchez.
Shkelzen Gashi made an appearance in the 88th minute for Blomberg. Mason got a shot in stoppage time but the Fire keeper made his best play of the night and pushed it wide.
At the end of the night, it ended 2-2.