Colorado Rapids Vs. Sporting Kansas City Live, MLS Cup Playoffs 2011: Teal Bunbury Draws, Converts Penalty

Make it two for Teal Bunbury, two for Sporting Kansas City and a huge blow to the Colorado Rapids who are now two goals down at home and down to 10 men. That is after Bunbury drew a penalty for a foul on Tyrone Marshall, a foul for which he saw a red card. Bunbury then converted the penalty for his second goal of the match and now Sporting leads 2-0 in Colorado with a second leg remaining back in Kansas City.

Bunbury slipped in behind the Rapids defense, but Marshall was right on his back. The Kansas City striker then hit the grass, looking back to the referee for a penalty, which was granted. It's tough to tell how much contact there really was and how much Bunbury sold it, but the ball looked to be rolling towards Matt Pickens. That would mean Bunbury had no chance at the ball, removing the "clear goal scoring opportunity" so even if Marshall is whistled for a penalty, he shouldn't have seen red.

It's tough break for Colorado and one that may lead to the end of their season. Oh, and the Rapids still have 30 minutes to play down a man.

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