Kei Kamara scored a brace as Colorado Rapids’ miserable 2019 stretch continued on Friday after another 3-2 defeat against Vancouver Whitecaps at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images).
The Whitecaps scored in their opener in the 16 minutes through Fredy Montero, who received a pass and cut through the Rapids defence before slotting in a low shot.
The visitors doubled their lead 10 minutes later, Lucas Venuto opened his MLS account with a tap-in off Montero’s low cross.
Interim boss Conor Casey watched his side fought hard for a comeback with goals from Kei Kamara who scored in the 38th minutes to reduce the deficit.
His first goal came after Montero brought down Kellyn Acosta and a penalty was awarded. Kamara scored his second following another penalty a few minutes into the second half.
Kamara stepped up again in the 53rd to score his second spot-kick of the night taking his tally to seven of the season.
The Rapids’ ended the contest with 10 men after midfielder Diego Rubio was sent off in the 77th minutes for violent conduct.
Their revival finally hit a road bump in the 87th minute when Whitecaps substitute Andy Rose accounted for the winner following a late run into the box.
He scored from a Bangoura’s deflected pass sliding through the defence to win the game for the visitors.
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