Gordon strikes late again in Rapids’ 2-1 win over Timbers
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Alan Gordon came on in the 80th minute and scored nine minutes later to give the Colorado Rapids a 2-1 comeback victory over the Portland Timbers on Saturday night.
Gordon headed in a cross over a defender for his second straight late winner in MLS play. He ripped off his jersey and went into the crowd to celebrate, for which he was given a yellow card.
On June 3, Gordon entered late and scored in the 86th in a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Crew.
Colorado tied it on Dominique Badji’s fourth goal of the season in the 51st minute. Kevin Doyle threaded a pass between two defenders, and Badji chipped it over charging goalkeeper Jake Gleeson.
Sebastian Blanco gave Portland (7-6-3) the lead in the 18th.
The Rapids (5-8-1) have won three straight MLS matches.