COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Juan Pablo Angel scored in the 83rd minute to rally Chivas USA to a 1-1 tie with the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night.
Tristan Bowen took possession of the ball along the sideline and found Angel alone behind the Colorado defense. Angel easily beat Matt Pickens, denying the Colorad goalkeeper his seventh shutout of the season. Pickens is the franchise’s all-time leader in shutouts (28) and wins (40).
Chivas USA (7-9-6) had only two shots on goal the entire game, both late in the game. The Goats have scored only 15 goals all season.
Brian Mullan scored in the 19th minute for Colorado (8-15-2), which has not lost in its last seven meetings (5-0-2) against Chivas USA. Since shutting out Chivas 4-0 on April 28, the Rapids are 5-11-2.
Colorado played without leading-scorer Jaime Castrillon, who was serving a yellow card suspension.
Chivas was shut out for the 10th time this season and has scored only 14 goals.
Omar Cummings missed on two scoring chances in the first 13 minutes for Colorado when Mullan stole the ball from newly acquired Shalrie Joseph. Mullan took two strides and fired a low drive past goalkeeper Dan Kennedy’s right hand.
Kennedy smothered a long shot by Martin Rivero in the 48th minute. Tony Casio hit the outside of the left post in the 52nd. Conor Casey broke free to get a shot off, but his shot was lofted well over the cross bar in the 63rd minute.
Chivas USA finally got a scoring chance in the 65th minute when a shot was blocked by Colorado defenders. The ball came back to midfielder Ben Zemanski just outside the box, but his shot went wide left of the left post.
Bowen picked off a turnover to record Chivas USA’s first shot on goal in the 71st minute. Bowen’s from the slot was easily caught by Pickens.
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