The Rapids played a dominant first half but were stuck playing catch up for nearly the entire second, after Houston scored in the first minute of the second half. But Colorado didn't give up. They finished the night with 26 shots, 7 on target, and were rewarded in stoppage time, when Sam Vines found Lalas Abubakar for the finish. The assist marked the first-ever professional assist for Vines.
Houston got off to a hot start, but Colorado picked up steam as the first half went on. The home side had plenty of chances, but weren’t able to put any of them in the back of the net and it was all tied up 0-0 at halftime.
Less than a minute into the second half, Dynamo forward Christian Ramirez got on the end of a cross into the box from Memo Rodriguez and volleyed it far post past Rapids goalkeeper William Yarbrough to put the Dynamo up 1-0. Colorado immediately responded and dominated the half, eventually getting the tying goal from defender Lalas Abubakar in the 6th minute of stoppage time.