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Rapids fight back to earn tie with Galaxy


On two separate occasions, the Colorado Rapids found themselves trailing the LA Galaxy and, on two separate occasions, the Rapids fought back to tie the match.

The Galaxy squandered two home leads on Tuesday as the Rapids battled back to earn a 2-2 draw at StubHub Stadium. The tie is just the Rapids fourth road result of the season while the point lifts the Galaxy into a temporary tie for fourth place in the West.

All of the scoring came in the second half, starting with Ashley Cole’s strong run and finish in the 59th minute. The Rapids responded soon after on a goal from Edgar Castillo smashed a spectacular finish past David Bingham.

Just moments later, though, the Galaxy were back in front on a goal from Sebastian Lletget before Niki Jackson completed the scoring four minutes after that with the game’s final goal.

While the game’s ending proved eventful, a number of injuries in the first half could prove the most important takeaways as Jonathan dos Santos and Michael Cianni departed with injury issues and Kellyn Acosta played a shortened stint due to illness.


Edgar Castillo provided a goal and an assist from the fullback position to lead the Rapids comeback.


Just four minutes after going down a second time, Jackson and the Rapids responded with a game-tying goal.


The blame isn’t entirely on the forward, but Ola Kamara frustratingly saw two goals disallowed due to a pair of offside calls against the Galaxy.


  1. I wouldn’t mind seeing Edgar Castillo remain somewhere in the fold for the USMNT. Better player than he gets credit for…

    • Castillo is so dynamic going forward that I often wonder why he isn’t employed as an attacking mid since his defense is only so-so. For a game with such a short turnaround, I thought it was pretty well played. Colorado certainly doesn’t look as bad as it record would seem to indicate.

  2. What are we doing? Every one can see that our defense is incredibly inept. We don’t make a move for a defender in the transfer window, we give up the top spit in the allocation order for 175k in garber bucks for NEXT YEAR. What’s happening? The galaxy fo was always known for making savy moves….

    • I cant believe that team is in 4th place.
      Well 4th place with 2 more games played than many teams and they will lose to the Sounders this weekend.

      They really switched when they got Beckham, but they won in spite of the money rather than good player type signings. Keane really worked out nicely. But for years now, guys like that have been KILLING them. USL quality Gerard being the epitome of that.

    • From the beginning of the season, even before they had played a game, it was obvious to me that they needed defensive help. I had hoped they would make a move during the transfer window, but they did NOTHING and even spurned a chance to get Villafana. I don’t know if it is all on top brass or Sigi didn’t ask for it, but this is the hallmark of a second class operation to have an obvious need and do nothing to fix it. Sigi doesn’t do much to help, with his personnel choices and formations employed. I cringe every time I see him bring out a 3 man back line. They just don’t have the personnel to run it correctly.


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