Rapids comeback falls short in loss at Real Salt Lake


May 18, 2014 (ISN) – “I think our guys battled like warriors out there today. We were able to impose ourselves for the better part of 60 minutes. The lack of finishing was what let us down in the end.” – Pablo Mastroeni, Colorado Rapids Head Coach.


Rapids fall to 4-4-3 (W-L-T) on season after loss to RSL in exciting match in first of three Rocky Mountain Cup matches in 2014

Drew Moor scores his first goal of the season in 83rd minute to close gap, but RSL holds on for win

RSL earns controversial game-winning penalty in minute 52, though Rapids out-shoot Salt Lake 16-7

Rapids Reserves take on RSL Reserves on Sunday at 11 a.m. MT at America First Field in Sandy, Utah

Next Match: Saturday, May 24 at 7 p.m. MT vs. Montreal Impact at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo. (TICKETS)



Colorado Rapids 1:2 Real Salt Lake

May 17, 2014 – Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah

Scoring Summary:

RSL – Joao Plata 6 (Javier Morales 5, Devon Sandoval 1) 23’

RSL – Javier Morales 4 (penalty) 52’

COL – Drew Moor 1 (Dillon Serna 2) 83’

Colorado Rapids lineup: Clint Irwin; Chris Klute, Marvell Wynne, Drew Moor, Marc Burch (Danny Mwanga 89’); Dillon Serna, Nathan Sturgis (Kamani Hill 49’), Nick LaBrocca, Deshorn Brown; Dillon Powers (Marlon Hairston 73’), Edson Buddle

Substitutes not used: John Berner, Shane O’Neill, Thomas Piermayr, Jared Watts

Real Salt Lake lineup: Jeff Attinella, Tony Beltran, Nat Borchers, Chris Schuler, Chris Wingert, Cole Grossman, Ned Grabavoy, Luke Mulholland (Sebastian Velasquez 90+), Javier Morales (John Stertzer 90+’), Joao Plata (Luis Gil 89’), Devon Sandoval

Substitutes not used: Eduardo Fernandez, Abdoulie Mansally, Aaron Maund, Olmes Garcia

Disciplinary Summary:

RSL – Cole Crossman (caution) 33’

RSL – Luke Mulholland (caution) 44’

RSL – Javier Morales (caution) 64’

RSL – John Sterzer (caution) 90+’

Attendance: 20,489