U.S. Soccer

Colorado Rapids vs. OKC Energy

REPLAY | 3-2 | Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado Rapids (M.L.S.) 3, OKC Energy FC (USL) 2
After receiving a first half gut punch, the Colorado Rapids fought back from 2-0 down, recording three goals in the second half, to claim a 3-2 win against OKC Energy and a place in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. It took until 10 minutes before the break for either team to draw first blood and it was the visitors from Oklahoma who did via Daniel Gonzalez’s well taken shot that skipped over Colorado ‘keeper Zac MacMath and defender Eric Miller. Danish attacker Philip Rasmussen doubled the Greens’ lead in first half stoppage time, putting home a feed from Daniel Jackson, who also assisted on the opening goal. The second frame was all Colorado as Dominique Badji got the hosts back in the match just four minutes after the restart. Miller then tied matters with a well-taken volley at the back post after Alan Gordon flicked on a corner kick in the 66th minute. With the shadows growing long and extra time looming, Dennis Castillo gave the M.L.S. side the last-minute win with a beautiful snap header in the 89th minute; his first goal for the club.

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