Playing home games at altitude is supposed to be a significant advantage. In recent years in particular, the Rapids have been very good at home, going 16-4-10 at Dick's Sporting Goods Park from 2009-10. This year, they haven't been bad at home, per se, but they've dropped a frustrating number of points there. The latest example came on Saturday, when they twice blew one-goal leads and settled for a 2-2 tie with Chivas USA. The Rapids have now won just 5 of 12 at home, and have ties against four teams currently outside of playoff qualification.
The equalizer in this one came in the 86th minute on a Laurent Courtois' first MLS goal. The recently signed Frenchman took a nice pass from Michael Lahoud and beat Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens inside the far post. Chivas USA also got a goal from newly acquired forward Juan Pablo Angel, who scored in the 36th minute.