The Colorado Rapids fell 2-1 to Sporting Kansas City at Children’s Mercy Park Wednesday night, with both teams falling to just nine men a side in the final moments of the game after numerous red cards were dealt. The result leads Colorado to a 4-5-3 for the season.
Midfielder captain Jack Price started for the first time since April 23 after being sidelined against Charlotte FC with a hamstring injury and played the first 45 against SKC.
“We’ll always create chances to score goals and maybe we just didn’t get that much of that tonight but if you keep the game tight you always have a chance,” he said after the game. “We just have to turn our home performances into away performances because nothing changes for us, we have to keep being ourselves and I’m sure if we do that those wins will come.”
Sporting KC came on first in the 24th minute when Daneil Salloi capitalized on a quick set piece in Rapids’ defensive third and slotted a shot past William Yarbrough.
Colorado equalized in the 29th minute when defender Auston Trusty drove into the box and sent a cross into the six where SKC’s Tim Melia failed to collect and Gyasi Zardes took back a quick touch that Lucas Esteves collected to put it in the back to poke the net. The Brazilian’s goal is his first of the 2022 season.