COMMERCE, CITY, Colo. (AP) — Lalas Abubakar scored in stoppage time to help the Colorado Rapids tie the Houston Dynamo 1-1 on Wednesday night.
Sam Vines lobbed an entry from nearly 40 yards out to Abubakar, who had slipped behind the defense, for a sliding finish from near the corner of the 6-yard box in the sixth minute of stoppage time. It was the first MLS assist for Vines, a 21-year-old homegrown defender.
Colorado (2-3-4) is unbeaten in its last three games but is winless since back-to-back victories to open the regular season.
Christian Ramirez tapped in a left-footer to open the scoring less than 20 seconds into the second half. Memo Rodríguez played a high entry from outside the area to the far post where Ramirez scored from point-blank range.
Houston (3-2-5) is unbeaten in its last six games dating to a 2-1 loss at Portland on July 18.
SANDY, Utah (AP) — Damir Kreilach scored, Andrew Putna had a career-high eight saves and Real Salt Lake beat Los Angeles FC.
Kreilach’s header in the ninth minute gave RSL a 1-0 lead. Mikael Chang lofted an entry to Kreilach between the penalty spot and the top of the 6-yard box for the finish that slipped under the crossbar and just over the fingertips of leaping goalkeeper Pablo Sisniega.
Justin Meram and Albert Rusnák also scored for Salt Lake (3-2-5).
Los Angeles (3-4-3) has lost back-to-back games and four of its last five.