WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Luis Zapata #21 of the Colorado Rapids controls the ball against Daniel Woolard #21 of D.C. United at RFK Stadium on May 16, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/Getty Images)

Sporting K.C. Vs. Rapids: Colorado Comes Back From Early Deficit To Grab Tie

The Colorado Rapids take on Sporting Kansas City at home on Saturday.

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MLS Standings 2012: Colorado Rapids 5th In Western Conference

Following a draw with Sporting Kansas City over the weekend, the Colorado Rapids (5-6-1 overall) find themselves in fifth place in the Western Conference. The Rapids are two points behind fourth place Vancouver and 10 behind first place Real Salt Lake.

Related: Rapids Vs. Sporting K.C. Recap: Rapids Come Back For 2-2 Tie

The current standings out West:

1. Real Salt Lake (26 points)
2. San Jose Earthquakes (24)
3. Seattle Sounders FC (23)
4. Vancouver Whitecaps FC (18)
5. Colorado Rapids (16)
6. Chivas USA (13)
7. FC Dallas (13)
8. Portland Timbers (12)
9. LA Galaxy (11)

The Rapids return to the pitch on Saturday, May 26, for a home game against the Montreal Impact (3-6-3). Altitude will have the television coverage of that one.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver. For more on the Colorado Rapids, head to Burgundy Wave. More on the world of soccer can be found at SB Nation's Soccer hub.

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Rapids Vs. Sporting K.C. Recap: Rapids Come Back For 2-2 Tie

The Colorado Rapids didn't exactly start Saturday's match vs. Sporting Kansas City down 2-0, but after allowing two goals in the first 14 minutes, they might as well have. Both goals came from the foot of Sporting K.C.'s Teal Bunbury, and all things considered, the fact that Rapids came back to achieve a 2-2 tie could almost be considered something close to a victory.

Bunbury got the scoring under way in the match's second minute, and he followed that goal up with another in the 14th minute. Sporting KC would exit the first half with that 2-0 lead, but they wouldn't hold it for long after that. In the 52nd minute, Tyrone Marshall got the Rapids on the board with his first goal of the season. Not too long thereafter, Kosuke Kimura tied the match in the 60th minute with his first goal of the season.

The Rapids defense also clamped down after that embarrassing first 15 minutes, only allowing two more shots on goal for the rest of the game.

For more on the Colorado Rapids, head to Burgundy Wave. More on the world of soccer can be found at SB Nation's Soccer hub.


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Sporting K.C. Vs. Rapids: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Colorado Rapids take on Sporting Kansas City at home on Saturday.

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