Colorado loses shot at 3 pts. with draw against Van­cou­ver


The Denver Post - - SPORTS - By Benjamin Arthur

COM­MERCE CITY» The Rapids’ win­less streak reached four Satur­day night with a 2-2 draw against the Van­cou­ver Whitecaps FC on Satur­day night at Dick’s Sport­ing Goods Park.

Colorado (6-12-3), which re­mains in last place in the Western Con­fer­ence, is now 6-4-2 at home.

It was the Whitecaps who found the back of the net within min­utes of the open­ing kick.

With heavy wind and rain on hand, Van­cou­ver’s Tony Tchani de­liv­ered a strike past Tim Howard from out­side the box 5 min­utes into the game. But Rapids de­fender Axel Sjöberg found the equal­izer just 10 min­utes later — his first of 2017 and third of his ca­reer. Off a high ball from Micheal Azira into the dan­ger area, Sjöberg man­aged to sneak to the back post and score be­tween the legs of Whitecaps keeper David Ousted.

The Rapids were the ag­gres­sors in the sec­ond half. It was Kevin Doyle who scored on a coun­ter­at­tack in the 54th minute off a back­heel pass from Mar­lon Hairston.

But Colorado’s hopes for three points was snapped by striker Freddy Mon­tero, who headed a free kick into the net to equal­ize the game in the 76th minute.

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