That was a game that was both frustrating and exhilarating to watch. A point in Rio Tinto is huge and the Rocky Mountain Cup is the Rapids’ to lose now, but the way the draw was produced left a bit to be desired by the Rapids fans.
Conor Casey got the first and only Rapids goal of the game in the 36th minute from a nice cross by Kosuke Kimura. The defense took care of Real Salt Lake throughout the entire game, with Marvell Wynne making some unbelievable plays to save goals from going in. The defensive stand would continue until the 93rd minute when an unlucky loss on a header in the box wound up slipping past Matt Pickens, who had come too far out of his area to make the save.
With his 40th career goal, Conor Casey has now surpassed Paul Bravo as the highest goalscorer in Rapids history. Casey picked up a yellow card today, activating the accumulated Yellow card suspension. He will miss the next game against Philadelphia on the 29th. With Omar Cummings possibly also out, this could mean a start for Andre Akpan or another of the younger strikers on the squad.