Andre Shinyashiki was the late-game hero again, just like he was in a dramatic opening-weekend draw, firing a rebound inside the post in the 82nd minute after David Bingham initially made a solid save on Kei Kamara following a terrific counter attack to give the Rapids all three points.
Prior to Shinyashiki's breakthrough, both teams had chances.
Diego Polenta, who started at left back, rattled the post in the 60th minute with a vicious half volley from close range minutes after Kei Kamara pushed a shot from the corner of the six-yard box over the crossbar. Later, Giancarlo Gonzalez cleared a Sam Nicholson chip just before it crossed the goal line before Kamara hit the post with a header in the 76th minute.
- 82' – COL – Andre Shinyashiki | WATCH
- THE BIG PICTURE: Losing 1-0 to Colorado won't do much to deter the perception that the Galaxy are overly-reliant on Ibrahimovic, while the Rapids are finally off the mark in the win column.
- MOMENT OF THE MATCH: Shinyashiki!
- MAN OF THE MATCH: It was a vintage Tim Howard performance, as the Rapids' goalkeeper made six saves including a few from close range to give his side a chance at victory.