Rapids, Sporting KC end in scoreless draw

Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi, left, blocks Colorado Rapids midfielder Sam Nicholson as he tries to collect the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — William Yarbrough finished with a career-high 11 saves to help the Colorado Rapids earn a scoreless draw with Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Colorado (0-1-1) is unbeaten (5-0-5) in its last 10 home matches against Sporting KC (0-1-1). Sporting KC has not won in Colorado since 2014 and has won just four times in 40 matches there. Colorado was coming off a 4-0 road loss to the Seattle Sounders — its worst loss in a season opener. The Rapids avoided losing their first two matches for just the second time in the post-shootout era (2013).

John Pulskamp had four saves for Sporting KC. Diego Rubio had has club-record-tying streak of a goal in six straight matches end. His streak of nine straight matches of contributing to a goal also ended.

Both teams next play Saturday, with the Rapids visiting the San Jose Earthquakes while Sporting KC hosts the LA Galaxy.


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