Kévin Cabral and Cole Bassett lead the Colorado Rapids to a 4-1 win against St. Louis City

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Hosei Kijima defends the ball from Sam Vines

Kévin Cabral and Cole Bassett each scored a goal and assisted another in the first half, fueling the Colorado Rapids to a 4-1 win over St. Louis City on Sunday night.

Cabral put the Rapids (11-8-4) ahead 1-0 in the 6th minute with assists from Bassett and Rafael Navarro. It marked Cabral’s fourth goal of the season, with Bassett and Navarro earning their fourth assists each.

St. Louis City (4-8-10) equalized six minutes later when John David Klein III scored his first career goal from a pass by rookie defender Jayden Reid. Klein, making his third start this season, had subbed in twice last season and Reid, in his third appearance, had his second assist after a brief stint with the New York Red Bulls.

Colorado reclaimed the lead in the 35th minute as Bassett netted his seventh goal of the season with assists from Cabral and Omir Fernández. Cabral and Fernández both recorded their fourth assists.

Kevin Cabral takes the ball forward

Jonathan Lewis scored his first goal of the season in the 81st minute with an assist from Calvin Harris, extending the Rapids’ lead to two goals. Harris, in his second season with the club after two years with FC Cincinnati, now has three assists.

In the final minute of regulation, Lewis assisted 19-year-old Darren Yapi’s first career goal after Yapi substituted for Navarro in the 83rd minute. Yapi has made 12 starts and 53 appearances over the past three seasons for the club.

Zack Steffen made five saves for the Rapids, while Roman Bürki saved two shots for St. Louis City.

Earlier this season, Colorado won 3-0 in St. Louis, with Djordje Mihailovic scoring a hat trick for the Rapids. Steffen recorded his fourth shutout.

Last season, St. Louis City achieved a home victory and a 1-1 draw in Colorado on its way to winning the Western Conference regular-season title in its debut year in the league.


By Robert Jackson

An avid football fan (A red). And an Otaku by the definition of the word.

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