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MLS: Colorado 1 Los Angeles 1
Oct 01, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
Colorado's hopes of a MLS playoff berth are fading after failing to secure a vital three points against Los Angeles Galaxy on Sunday.
The teams played out an intense 1-1 draw at Dick's Sporting Goods Park but the draw will not be enough to satisfy the Rapids.
After a quick throw-in by LA in the 10th minute, Robbie Keane tried to make something happen but ended up losing momentum.
It was immediately picked up by Marcelo Sarvas who quickly shot the ball past Matt Pickens into the back of the net, giving the Galaxy an early 1-0 lead.
The Rapids appeared unshaken, however, when an unguarded Hunter Freeman passed it to Jaime Castrillon in the 16th minute before the Colombian tied it up 1-1, scoring his eighth goal of the year.
The hardest hit of the night came in the 31st minute as Omar Cummings took a run toward the goal, going up against A.J. DeLaGarza. The Galaxy defender collapsed to the ground and was stretchered off the field with a left knee sprain.
As the second half kicked off, the Rapids had the better of the play, taking shots and dominating, but they were unable to take the crucial lead.
The Galaxy appeared content to leave the Mile High City with a 1-1 result and a valuable point.