By IVES GALARCEP
It was going to take something special to put an end to the Colorado Rapids’ league-best nine-match unbeaten streak and Graham Zusi provided that something special with a game-winning goal worthy of any match.
The U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder left for his national team call-up in style, delivering a quality finish in the 88th minute to cap a stellar passing sequence and help Sporting KC post a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids.
Zusi latched onto a C.J. Sapong header pass and beat Clint Irwin with a low shot that secured the victory and moved Sporting KC into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Benny Feilhaber opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a beautiful long-range strike, but Edson Buddle answered in the second half with a 77th-minute equalizer.
The Rapids looked like they might escape Sporting Park with a point before Zusi’s beautiful finish.
Here are the match highlights:
What did you think of the match? Looking forward to seeing Zusi with the national team? Think Sporting KC will finish in first place in the East? Still have doubts about Colorado’s status as a serious contender?
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