Barrios’ Stoppage-Time Goal Secures Draw with St. Louis CITY SC, Rapids Extend Unbeaten Streak

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April 23, 2023 – Major League Soccer (MLS)Colorado Rapids News Release

The Big Picture

Michael Barrios scored a stoppage-time goal in a second consecutive match as the Colorado Rapids (1-3-5, 8 pts) extended their unbeaten run to five games with a 1-1 home draw against Western Conference leaders St. Louis CITY SC (6-2-1, 19 pts) at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park.


Tonight’s result extended the Rapids’ current unbeaten run to five matches, marking their longest such stretch since a 12-game undefeated streak from Aug. 2021 to Sept. 2021.

F Diego Rubio delivered his 24th assist as a member of the Rapids on Barrios’ goal, surpassing Marcelo Balboa for eighth-most in club history.

Barrios’ goal tonight marked his 12th in Burgundy, all of which have come in the second half of matches. Of the 91 players currently with double-digit goals since the beginning of 2021, Barrios is the only one to have scored all his goals in one half.

M Ralph Priso recorded his first MLS assist on Barrios’ goal.

D Lalas Abubakar recorded his 100th start as a member of the Rapids tonight.

St. Louis CITY SC goalkeeper Roman Bürki produced a career-high 12 saves, which are the most by a goalkeeper in an individual game this season.


On the match:

“I thought we played really well. Created a number of chances, unfortunate not to score one, and goals change games, for sure. Had we scored one of our early chances, maybe it’s a little bit different, but credit to St. Louis. Their transition is lethal. They’re extremely committed when they transition forward and they were able to score a good goal. But I was really proud, again, of the group, of the fact that we just kept digging in, kept fighting, kept going and found an equalizer. Disappointed not to get three points out of it, but I’m really proud of the team performance.”

On the confidence and resiliency of the team against a good team in St. Louis CITY SC:

“I think getting a draw against a really good St. Louis team is a little infuriating for the team because they felt like they created enough chances to win. I think we are-I’ve been saying this for a number of weeks-I feel like we are improving. We’re more solid defensively. We are more threatening offensively. I know at the end of the day, this is a results-oriented business and people look at the record and go, ‘What’s wrong with Colorado?’ After this performance tonight, I’m more convinced than ever that it’s coming. This group of guys has…

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