Apparently the Colorado Rapids weren't planning to lose their rest of their games, after all. Facing their biggest rival, the Rapids finally put an end to their six-match losing streak, topping Real Salt Lake 1-0 on Saturday.
Joseph Nane provided the winning margin, collecting a rebound from a Jaime Castrillon shot and putting it past Nick Rimando in the 38th minute. The win also ended an eight-game winless streak against RSL, who had won the two previous matches earlier this season and had already clinched the Rocky Mountain Cup.
RSL only put one shot on target all match, but it did require Matt Pickens to make a highlight-reel save as he made a diving stop of a Justin Braun header. Pickens picked up his 40th career shutout for the Rapids and his sixth this season.
RSL missed out on a chance pass the San Jose Earthquakes for the Supporters' Shield lead and remain two points behind.