Azira starts as Colorado Rapids grab late comeback win at home

Micheal Azira of Colorado Rapids

Uganda Cranes midfielder Micheal Azira helped MLS side Colorado Rapids register a late comeback win on Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.

Rapids required Alan Gordon’s late winner to walk away with three points. The goal came through in the 89th minute.

Rapids were outclassed in the first half, with Sebastian Blanco testing their defense repeatedly.

But they were clearly the stronger side in the second, Dominique Badji took advantage of a judgment error by Portland goalkeeper Jake Gleeson and chipped in the equalizer in the 51st minute.

Gordon, an 80th-minute substitute, headed in a cross from Mohammed Saeid in the waning minutes, and the Rapids held on for their fourth straight home victory.