Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

MLS- Orlando City

Rapids, Orlando City settle for draw

Photo by Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports

Photo by Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports

20 total shots were fired in the Colorado Rapids’ clash with Orlando City on Saturday night. None went in.

The Rapids and Orlando City settled for a 0-0 draw on Saturday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. The draw sees the Rapids move within two points of Western Conference leaders FC Dallas with two games in hand while Orlando City sits sixth in the Eastern Conference.

With the draw, the Rapids sealed their 10th clean sheet of the season, but also the team’s sixth draw in nine matches. Orlando, meanwhile has drawn 13 of 28 matches this season.

Despite the amount of shots taken, both goalkeepers were relatively untested. Tim Howard was called upon to make just two stops on the night, while Joe Bendik made just one. The game’s best chance fell to Shkelzen Gashi, who saw his shot hit the back of the net before it was ruled back for offside.

Following the draw, the Rapids take on Real Salt Lake on Friday while Orlando City hosts Toronto FC on Wednesday.

MAN OF THE MATCH

Antonio Nocerino was vital for Orlando City yet again. The Italian’s distribution was solid throughout Saturday’s match, while his defensive work may have gone a bit unnoticed in a solid draw for the Lions.

MOMENT OF THE MATCH

Shkelzen Gash appeared to have fired the Rapids into the lead, but an offside call prevented what would have been the game’s only goal.

MATCH TO FORGET

Cyle Larin was held particularly quiet by the rock-solid Rapids defense throughout a lackluster night for the star forward.

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