Los Angeles Galaxy 1-1 Colorado Rapids: Alan Gordon Goal Earns Hosts A Point
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It has been sometime since the Galaxy had lost at the StubHub Center and that streak continued on Saturday night as Alan Gordon provided the equalizer in the 75th minute of play earning a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids.

The first chance of the night fell to the Los Angeles Galaxy with just ten minutes off the clock. Omar Gonzalez played a long ball that Baggio Husidic was able to bring down, however, his effort was not the greatest and the shot went over the crossbar.

A couple of minutes before the hour mark LA would have another good chance through Gyasi Zardes. However, his effort was hit right at the near post where Clint Irwin produced a wonderful save to keep the score level at zero.

Colorado struck in the first half in the 40th minute after the Galaxy gave away the bally too easily. The misplaced pass fell straight to Michael Harrington and the defender sprung Gabriel Torres forward. The Panamanian international used his speed to force a one versus one with Jaime Penedo and the Rapids' striker won the battle by placing the ball perfectly into the back of the net. 

Stefan Ishizaki sent a beautiful ball into the box off of a corner to where Alan Gordon was waiting. The big striker did what he does best and headed the ball with great accuracy into the right side of the goal after taking a bounce that fooled the Colorado goal keeper. Colorado went right on the attack after that as they searched for a winner.

In the 82nd minute, the Rapids' Lucas Pittinari saw a header slam off of the crossbar following an indirect free kick. However, the assistant had his flag raised for offside so the goal would not have counted had it crossed the white line. 

This result leaves Colorado still in the bottom of the Western Conference sitting on nine points but they have been playing better as of late. Bruce Arena's side could have found themselves in sole possession of third place but failed to make the most of their opportunities this evening. 

Los Angeles will now head to Salt Lake City to face off against Real Salt Lake on Wednesday while the Rapids play San Jose this Friday night.

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