The Colorado Rapids tied Toronto FC 0-0 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on Saturday night, their fourth draw in as many games (and five draws in their last six). After their last match, Rapids Head Coach Robin Fraser didn’t seem particularly worried about the run of ties, saying, “I’d be a lot more concerned if this conversation came after we scored three goals in the 90th minute to just barely get a tie. My point of that is we’re doing a lot of things well.” (Read the full quote here.)
In the first half, each side had one shot on goal, though Colorado had a handful of shots in total. The Rapids had decent possession and kept TFC at bay, but couldn’t turn anything into goals.
Going into the second half, the Rapids planned to be patient and take advantage of the altitude to wear down Toronto. Fraser made offensive subs, obviously shooting for the win, while TFC started wasting time to save themselves a point.
Unfortunately, the Burgundy Boys didn’t get a goal or even another shot on goal and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.
The Rapids have had the opportunity to take over first place in the Western Conference for several games now, including tonight. While they’re holding onto third with 45 points and a game in hand on the Seattle Sounders in first place, four draws in a row (three of which were at home) isn’t going to cut it. Sure, any points are better than no points, but Colorado need to do better as they set their sights on the post-season.