Houston Dynamo 2, Colorado Rapids 3 | 2016 MLS Match Recap

With Dominique Badji's brace and a Shkelzen Gashi strike, the Colorado Rapids clinched a top-two seed and an automatic berth in the 2016 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 victory Saturday night at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston. The full result brings Colorado within two points of FC Dallas in the Supporters' Shield race, and hold a game in hand.

A Mauro Manotas goal at the end of the first half leveled the match for the Dynamo, who needed a win to extend their season. Instead, they were eliminated from playoff contention with a loss.

Box Score

Three Things

  1. BADJI BRACE: Dominique Badji’s goals doubled his goal count over the past five games – all starts. Colorado is unbeaten (3-0-2) during that stretch.
  2. HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM: The Dynamo conceded the opening goal for the 12th time this season, and are now 0-9-3 when doing so.
  3. RAPIDS RISING SUPPORT: The Rapids undefeated streak, now at five, has pulled them within two points of Supporters' Shield leader FC Dallas. The race is tighter than ever, and both teams are guaranteed a spot in the Conference Semifinals.

They Said It

Next Up

  • HOU: Wednesday, October 12 at Seattle (10:30pm ET; MLS LIVE)
  • COL: Thursday, October 13 vs. San Jose (9pm ET, MLS LIVE)