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Game Recap: Houston Dynamo 1, Colorado Rapids 3

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The Rapids return to Colorado with three points.

MLS: Colorado Rapids at Houston Dynamo Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

In a typically hot and muggy summer night in Houston, the Colorado Rapids defeated the Houston Dynamo 3-1.

The Burgundy Boys got the lead early when Lalas Abubakar found the back of the net off a corner from Jack Price in the 5th minute of the game. (It was Price’s 26th career assist for the club, tying him for 5th-most in Rapids history.)

As first-half stoppage time was winding down, Houston was awarded a penalty after Michael Barrios took out Maynor Figueroa from behind. Fafa Picault steps up for the shot and ties it up 1-1 going into half-time.

Houston were nearly awarded a second penalty in the beginning of the second half, but VAR decided that Maxi Urruti was offside.

In the 60th minute, Mark-Anthony Kaye earned his first assist in burgundy and Barrios made up for his earlier foul by scoring a goal of his own to put Colorado up 2-1.

Colorado wasn’t done yet, with Braian Galvan blasting in another in the 80th minute.

There was a minimum of six minutes of stoppage time in the second half, but the game was paused at 90+4’ due to the crowd chanting a homophobic slur. A stadium announcement was made, and play continued in 90+6’.

The Rapids had multiple shots ricochet off the posts and the Burgundy Boys could have easily scored 5-6 goals, but at the final whistle (at 90+10’) Colorado secured a solid 3-1 victory.

The two sides will face each other one more time this season on October 31 at BBVA Stadium.