Boateng’s late goal lifts Rapids over Earthquakes 2-1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Nana Boateng scored his first MLS goal in the 93rd minute to help the Colorado Rapids beat the 10-man San Jose Earthquakes 2-1 on Saturday night.
Boateng took Edgar Castillo's short pass and found some room in the penalty area before cutting back a shot that skipped though two San Jose defenders and outside the reach of the goalkeeper.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Dillon Serna's goal at the 88th minute lifted Colorado to a 2-2 tie against Real Salt Lake on Saturday in a match delayed 45 minutes by rain and lightning.
Serna entered the game at the 85th minute and replaced Kortne Ford. Shortly thereafter, Colorado's Edgar Castillo put together a run on the left side, weaved through Salt Lake defenders and fired a shot saved by Nick Rimando. Serna continued his run and from a difficult angle at left got the rebound past Rimando.
Rapids auction jerseys to help teammate’s mom fight cancer
DENVER (AP) — As far as defender Kortne Ford can recall, his mom has never missed a home soccer game.
Not with his youth teams when Laurie Ford was going through treatments for breast cancer. Not in high school. Not when he played at the University of Denver. Not now, with him a homegrown player for the Colorado Rapids and his mother dealing with the return of a disease that's spread to her bones.
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Kortne Ford scored his first career goal and Tim Howard made it stand with his 24th MLS shutout in the Colorado Rapids' 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.
Ford got his head on Shkelzen Gashi's free kick into the box, guiding it into the corner in the 11th minute.
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Haris Medunjanin sent a free kick from outside the box over Colorado's wall and past goalkeeper Tim Howard and the Philadelphia Union set a team record with their fourth straight victory, 2-1 over the Rapids on Saturday night.
C.J. Sapong, with his eighth goal this season, tied it for Philadelphia (4-4-4) in the 67th minute on a penalty kick when Kortne Ford was called for a foul after rolling onto the ball inside the penalty area. Medunjanin's winner came in the 75th.