Columbus Crew SC (5-9-1, 16 points) were defeated by Colorado Rapids (2-8-2, 8 points) after climbing back from two one-goal deficits. Rapids were able to capitalize with an 89th-minute goal to claim a 3-2 victory on Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Pedro Santos quickly answered in the 28’ with a strike to the far post, the score would be tied at 1-1.
The half would end with a Jonathan Lewis 45+7’ goal with a strike that was deflected to the near post, Colorado would gain a 2-1 lead.
Nicolas Mezquida came through in the 89’ with a loose ball that he finished off into the top-left corner, Colorado took a 3-2 lead.
FINAL: Colorado Rapids 3-2 Columbus Crew SC
“I think it’s another game where there were good things in the match. I thought, you know, the two things that come to mind was we came from behind twice and then we scored two goals. So, I thought we were better in our chance creation, which is what we want to do, but I also thought it was another game where it wasn’t good enough. So, there were good things, but not good enough in the end.” — Columbus Crew SC Head Coach Caleb Porter
With this loss Columbus Crew SC find themselves in a tight battle in the Eastern Conference, currently in 9th place with 16 points. Toronto FC and Chicago Fire are ahead by just a point, and Orlando City SC are just behind with 15 points.
Columbus Crew SC will travel back home against New York City FC on Saturday, June 1 at 7:30PM ET.
Colorado Rapids with travel to Philadelphia Union tomorrow 5:30 PM MT.