The Colorado Rapids needed a win and help to clinch the Supporters’ Shield on Decision Day. The Houston Dynamo put a stop to that.
Andrew Wenger’s goal in the 20th minute gave Houston an early lead in Dick's Sporting Goods Park, but the Rapids came back to tie the game in the second half on Sunday. Without the victory, the Rapids fell in the Shield chase, as FC Dallas prevailed with a draw in Los Angeles and won the 2016 Supporters' Shield.
Rapids’ forward Shkelzen Gashi scored in the 67th minute with an assist by Dominique Badji to tie it up, but couldn't find a winner. Houston ran out of steam, leaving the game tied 1-1, to end the regular season.
Colorado Rapids (15-6-13; 58 points) vs. Houston Dynamo (7-14-13; 34 points)
MLS Regular Season
October 23, 2016 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park – Commerce City, Colo.
HOU: Andrew Wenger 6 (unassisted) 20
COL: Shkelzen Gashi 9 (Marlon Hairston 6, Dominique Badji 4) 67
Houston Dynamo: Joe Willis; Sheanon Williams, Keyner Brown, Jalil Anibaba, DaMarcus Beasley ©; Collen Warner; Andrew Wenger, Eric Alexander, Alex Lima (Cristián Maidana 73), Boniek García; Mauro Manotas (Will Bruin 84)
Unused Substitutes: Calle Brown, Yair Arboleda, José Escalante, David Horst, Abduolie Mansally
TOTAL SHOTS: 8 (Andrew Wenger, Boniek García 2); SHOTS ON GOAL: 2 (Andrew Wenger, Boniek García 1); FOULS: 7 (Boniek García 4); OFFSIDES: 0; CORNER KICKS: 1 (Boniek García 1); SAVES: 4
Colorado Rapids: Tim Howard; Eric Miller, Jared Watts, Axel Sjoberg, Marc Burch; Dillon Powers, Sam Cronin © (Jermaine Jones 68); Sebastien Le Toux (Marlon Hairston 61), Kevin Doyle, Shkelzen Gashi; Dominique Badji
Unused Substitutes: Zac MacMath, Micheal Azira, Bobby Burling, Caleb Calvert, Mekeil Williams
TOTAL SHOTS: 20 (Kevin Doyle 8); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (Shkelzen Gashi 2); FOULS: 7 (Sam Cronin, Dominique Badji 2); OFFSIDES: 2 (Eric Miller, Shkelzen Gashi 1); CORNER KICKS: 8 (Shkelzen Gashi 7); SAVES: 1
HOU: Boniek Garcia (unsporting behavior) 74
COL: Jermaine Jones (unsporting behavior)88
HOU: Sheanon Williams (unsporting behavior) 90+4
COL: Marc Burch (unsporting behavior) 90+4
Referee: Ismail Elfath
Assistant Referees: Peter Manikowski, Andrew Bigelow
Fourth Official: Alejandro Mariscal