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Colorado tops Sporting KC 1-0 for first win of season


KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Diego Rubio scored in the second half, William Yarbrough made it stand up and the Colorado Rapids earned their first win of the season with a 1-0 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Saturday night.

Neither team scored until Rubio took a pass from Darren Yapi and found the net in the 68th minute.

Colorado (1-3-3) beat Sporting KC (0-4-3) for just the second time in the last nine match-ups. Sporting KC has gone winless in seven matches to open a season for the second time in club history, joining the 1999 squad.

The Rapids have gone two straight matches on the road without losing, something they hadn't done since a six-match run in 2021.

Sporting KC finished with an 18-8 advantage in shots, but both teams had two shots on target.

Yarbrough saved two shots to earn the clean sheet for Colorado. Tim Melia had one save for Sporting KC.

Colorado travels to play Charlotte FC on Saturday. Sporting KC hits the road to play the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.


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