Andre Shinyashiki struck deep into second-half stoppage time to lift the 10-man Colorado Rapids to a 3-3 draw against the Portland Timbers on the snow-blanketed pitch at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on a wintry Saturday afternoon in Commerce City.
The hosts raced out in front in the 16th minute as Kei Kamara opened his account by tapping in a Kellyn Acosta cross. Dillon Serna played Acosta behind and the U.S. international split a pair of defenders before sending his low ball across the edge of the six-yard box.
Diego Valeri leveled just before the half-hour mark when he followed his own saved penalty kick and slotting past Tim Howard. The equalizer came after the Timbers had a goal David Guzman called back due to offside following Video Review and defender Axel Sjoberg was sent off on a straight red for denial of a goalscoring opportunity for handling the ball.
As conditions continued to deteriorate, Sebastian Blanco put Portland in front in the first minute of first-half stoppage time, latching onto a Valeri corner and slipping a glancing header inside the far post.
The Timbers regained their lead 20 minutes later when a sliding Deklan Wynne deflected Andy Polo’s cross into his own net. But Shinyashiki provided the late heroics on his Rapids debut, tapping in a rebound inside the six-yard box
- 16’ — COL — Kei Kamara | WATCH
- 29’ — POR — Diego Valeri | WATCH
- 45’+1’ — POR — Sebastian Blanco | WATCH
- 46’ — COL — Benny Feilhaber | WATCH
- 66’ — POR — Deklan Wynne (OG) | WATCH
- 90’+4' — COL — Andre Shinyashiki | WATCH
MOMENT OF THE MATCH
: It’s got to be the late equalizer by Shinyashiki, the rookie who came off the bench to score his first MLS goal in dramatic fashion.