Colorado Rapids Victorious Over Columbus Crew SC

Published on May 28, 2019

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.


Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC Photo Courtesy of Colorado Rapids

Match Recap

First Half

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Rapids/ Bart Young

Tommy Smith scored the first goal of the game in the 23’ as he headed the ball down to the near post, this was fed from a Jack Price corner, Colorado would lead 1-0.

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.

Second Half

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Rapids/ Bart Young

Columbus would score a 54’ goal as Gyasi Zardes was able to redirect a ball coming in from Federico Higuain, the game would be tied at 2-2.

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.

Colorado Rapids are currently seeded in last place of the Western Conference with 8 points, Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City are the next closest in points with 14.

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.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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