FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Chris Tierney scored on a free kick in the 93rd minute and the New England Revolution beat Colorado 2-1 to spoil the Rapids’ season opener on Saturday.

Wilfried Zahibo drew a foul against Niki Jackson to set up Tierney, whose left-footed shot went through with a deflection off Colorado’s wall.

Jackson, who was making his MLS debut, tied it in the 66th minute for the Rapids. He raced behind the central defense on Johan Blomberg’s diagonal cross and crossed in front of goalkeeper Matt Turner to get his head on it.

Diego Fagundez opened the scoring for the Revolution (1-1-0) in the 48th minute, settling Cristian Penilla’s short cross with one touch and finishing a low shot into the middle of the goal.

“I think when you lose a game in the last kick like that we’re of course myself, the players we’re all incredibly disappointed. It’s probably the worst possible way to lose at the end,” said Rapids coach Anthony Hudson. “But, look, overall this is an incredibly tough place to come. We know last year they had a great home record and [it’s positive] for us to get back in the game in difficult conditions, difficult scenario, back in the game, score a great goal, and play well. We didn’t really look under pressure for the most part of the game. There was a lot to build on there. I was proud of the players.”

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Source:: The Denver Post – Sports


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