Drew Moor scored the late winner, heading in a Nicolas Mezquida corner kick to raise the Colorado Rapids to a 1-0 win over Sporting Kansas City at Kino Sports activities Complicated in Tucson, Ariz. Saturday.
Moor latched onto Mezquida’s near-post corner kick to score the decisive goal within the 79th minute and the Rapids have but to concede in 180 minutes of preseason motion.
Colorado defeated the Portland Timbers and Phoenix Rising FC by equivalent 2-0 scorelines in a pair of 45-minute scrimmages on March 16.
The Rapids backline got here up big early with Lalas Abubakar and Keegan Rosenberry blocking makes an attempt. Within the thirty first minute, Alan Pulido lined as much as take a dangerous free kick, however put his chance off the Rapids wall.
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— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) March 21, 2021
Sporting went with a totally modified XI for the second half and practically opened the scoring 4 minutes after the break as Gadi Kinda intercepted a short goal kick and freed Grayson Barber on the fitting side of the world, however his effort was smothered by Clint Irwin, who replaced William Yarbrough at halftime.
After Jack Worth volleyed off the crossbar within the 57th minute, Robin Fraser went with wholesale modifications on the hour mark and the Rapids made essentially the most of a set piece following an SKC turnover for the sport’s lone goal.
Sporting will meet the Portland Timbers of their third preseason match on March 24, whereas the Rapids take on New Mexico United March 27.
- 79’ — COL — Drew Moor
Colorado Rapids, first 60 minutes (4-3-3): William Yarbrough (Clint Irwin 46’) — Keegan Rosenberry, Lalas Abubakar, Danny Wilson, Steven Beitashour — Jack Worth, Younes Namli, Kellyn Acosta — Michael Barrios (Braian Galvan 46’), Andre Shinyashiki, Cole Bassett
Colorado Rapids, final 30 minutes (4-3-3): Clint Irwin — Michael Edwards, Kortne Ford, Drew Moor, Jeremy Kelly — Collen Warner, Oliver Larraz, Nicolas Mezquida — Braian Galvan (Matt Hundley 77’), Darren Yapi, Yaya Toure.
Sporting Kansas City, first half (4-3-3): Tim Melia — Jaylin Lindsey, Kaveh Rad, Andreu Fontas, Luis Martins — Ilie Sanchez, Gianluca Busio, Remi Walter (Gadi Kinda 31’) — Johnny Russell, Alan Pulido, Daniel Salloi
Sporting Kansas City second half (4-3-3): John Pulskamp — Kayden Pierre, Matt Fixed (Graham Smith 74’), Roberto Puncec — Felipe Hernandez, Cam Duke, Gadi Kinda (Tyler Freeman 52’) — Grayson Barber, Wilson Harris, Khiry Shelton