It's almost as if the Colorado Rapids want to flirt with missing the playoffs. Once a sure bet to qualify for the postseason, Colorado has now seen themselves fall back into the pack fighting for one of the final spots and they didn't help themselves out any on Saturday night. Hosting a poor San Jose Earthquakes side, the Rapids fell behind a goal then had to come back just to earn a single point from a match that they should undoubtedly get three from.
San Jose broke the deadlock in the 17th minute thanks to an error by Matt Pickens. A long shot skipped in front of the Colorado keeper, but should have been caught without a problem. Instead it bounced off his chest and back out to the penalty spot. Chris Wondolowski followed up the initial shot and was there all by himself to knock home the rebound for an early Quakes lead.
For the most part, it was an even match. Both side had their opportunities to score and made their share of mistakes so when Drew Moor leveled in the 71st minute to force the draw, it was only fair. Jeff Larentowicz followed up a corner kick and had a go, but it never made it to goal. Instead it was knocked down in front where Drew Moor was waiting to knock the loose ball in to earn Colorado a point.
The result leaves Colorado in fifth place, but they are only three points clear of 11th place DC United, who are in the final non-playoff spot and have a match in hand. It's going to be a hectic finish.