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SANDY — Actual Salt Lake was pressured to accept a 2-2 draw in opposition to rival Colorado Rapids Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium after a aim within the 89th minute from Lalas Abubakar.
Colorado had a strong probability within the opening minutes when Gyasi Zardes received on the tip of a nook within the third minute, however the header sailed properly over the aim.
Anderson Julio was injured simply 12 minutes into his first begin of the season and had to get replaced by Justin Meram, who got here off the bench for the primary time this yr.
The change moved Jefferson Savarino from his ordinary winger place to a ahead up prime with Sergio Cordova, which turned out to be a successful method for Mastoeni.
RSL had a pair of probabilities within the twenty second and twenty fourth minutes when Jasper Loffelsend despatched a rocket towards aim that was saved, after which Meram received on the tip of a rebound after a nook kick and headed it towards aim just for the try to be cleared off the road. Meram pleaded to the ref for a handball, however to no avail.
Pablo Ruiz had the Claret and Cobalt’s subsequent probability within the thirtieth minute when he despatched in a banger from exterior the field that got here inside inches of the crossbar. With excessive temperatures Saturday in Salt Lake, each groups took a compulsory water break after the thirtieth minute.
Issues began getting chippy between the rival groups towards the tip of the primary half when Zac MacMath felt his RSL teammate was fouled and acquired a yellow card within the thirty eighth minute for retaliating in opposition to the Colorado participant.
Max had the Rapids’ greatest probability to that time within the forty sixth minute when the ball was crossed in entrance of the RSL aim then handed again to him at point-blank vary within the field. Fortunately for the RSL defenders caught sleeping, Max’s shot went extensive left.
Meram then received an equally tantalizing probability for RSL in first-half stoppage time when he fired a roller from the sting of the field that very almost discovered the higher 90.
Seconds later, Savarino received the ball in an analogous place, juked a defender and despatched a floor shot throughout aim and into the far submit, simply out of attain of Colorado keeper William Yarbrough.
RSL took a shocking 1-0 lead into halftime with the last-minute Savarino shot, regardless of trailing Colorado 1.3-0.4 on anticipated targets after 45 minutes.
It did not take lengthy for RSL so as to add to its lead within the second half, as Savarino’s attacking run led to a Pablo Ruiz free kick within the 51st minute, and Meram headed house the rebound off the save to place the house workforce up 2-0.
Colorado was awarded a penalty kick within the 66th minute after a Marcelo Silva foul within the field and Diego Rubio slotted it house to carry the Rapids with one aim 2-1.
Star teenager Diego Luna got here on for RSL within the eighty fifth minute as the house workforce regarded to have a deal with on three factors. Colorado had completely different concepts, nonetheless, as Abubakar hit an acrobatic end within the field to tie the sport within the 89th minute and ship every workforce house with only a level.
RSL hits the highway for its first Wednesday match of the yr subsequent week, taking up Atlanta on July 13 at 5:30 p.m. MDT.