Nicolas Mezquida scored on a penalty kick in the 85th minute and the Colorado Rapids earned a 2-1 victory Wednesday over the Los Angeles Galaxy at Commerce City, Colo., to remain undefeated under new head coach Robin Fraser.
The defeat was a blow to the Galaxy's playoff chances as they entered in eighth place in the Western Conference and just outside of postseason eligibility. A victory could have moved the Galaxy all the way into third place in the jammed-packed conference.
Andre Shinyashiki scored twice as the Colorado Rapids won in coach Robin Fraser's home debut, defeating the depleted Seattle Sounders 2-0 on Saturday night in Commerce City, Colo.
The Rapids (9-14-6, 33 points) have won both of their games since Fraser, who formerly played for the club, took over. Saturday's match was a make-up of a late April game that was postponed because of a snowstorm in the Rocky Mountains.
The Sounders (13-9-7, 46 points) were 10 players short because of international duty,...