Rapids’ unbeaten streak at 13 after 2-2 draw with Whitecaps

By 07.09.2016 news > Sports
Colorado Rapids' Axel Sjoberg, right, celebrates with teammates Micheal Azira (22), Sam Cronin (6) and Marlon Hairston after scoring the tying goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, July 9, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Axel Sjoberg scored late in extra time to lift Colorado to a 2-2 draw against the Vancouver Whitecaps on Saturday night, extending the Rapids’ unbeaten streak to 13 games.

Sjoberg’s goal silenced a sellout crowd of 22,120 at BC Place Stadium after Kevin Doyle made a pass from the side of the net that Sjoberg headed past Whitecaps goalkeeper David Ousted.

Vancouver’s Christian Techera had scored on a penalty kick in the 87th minute to give the Whitecaps a 2-1 lead.

The penalty was awarded after Techera was hauled down from behind in the penalty box by Colorado defender Jared Watts.

Doyle also scored in the 59th minute for Colorado (9-2-7), which has allowed a league-low 13 goals.

Defender Kendall Waston scored in the 10th minute for Vancouver (7-8-4), which moved into a tie with Sporting Kansas City for fifth in the Western Conference.

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