Cole Bassett, Michael Barrios and Lucas Esteves scored to earn the Colorado Rapids (14-5-9, 51 points) a comeback 3-1 win over Minnesota United FC (11-8-10, 41 points) and complete a season sweep of the Loons on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Field. In the only MLS game of the day, the Rapids crossed the 50-point mark and solidified their third place spot in the Western Conference.
Going into halftime the Rapids were on the attack but trailing by a goal, completing six shots on target and out-possessing the Loons. Danny Wilson was shown a red card for denying a goalscoring opportunity which put the Rapids down to ten men. Shortly after going down a man, Michael Barrios was awarded a penalty kick in the 70th minute after he was taken down in the area by Minnesota goalkeeper Tyler Miller. Bassett stepped up and drove the kick home to even the score. The Rapids clearly weren't satisfied with a draw, and Barrios secured a goal of his own on the break in the 84th minute to put the Rapids ahead 2-1. Colorado held on defensively and were rewarded by a Lucas Esteves breakaway to extend the lead to 3-1 in stoppage time, the goal marked the first in Rapids colors for the Brazilian.
Sunday’s victory also marked Drew Moor’s 400th career appearance, as the defender entered the action late. Moor is the eighth player in the MLS history to reach the milestone. The win also marks seven on the season for the Rapids which sets a new post-shootout era club record.