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Rapids down Dynamo late behind Rubio in 2-1 win

Colorado forward Diego Rubio's late goal lifted the Rapids to the road win on Sunday evening.
Credit: AP Photo/Michael Wyke
Colorado Rapids midfielder Cole Bassett, left, forward Diego Rubio, middle, and midfielder Jack Price (19) hug as they celebrate Rubio's goal in the last minute of the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Houston Dynamo, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, in Houston. The Rapids won 2-1.

HOUSTON — Diego Rubio scored in extra time and the Colorado Rapids beat the Houston Dynamo 2-1.

Colorado, which clinched a playoff berth with a 1-0 win over Portland on Wednesday, enters post-season play for the first time since 2016. The Rapids are the Western Conference’s No. 5 seed.

Houston ended the season without a win its last seven contests.

Rubio took a pass from Cole Bassett, started his run down the left, planted and fired across his right for the game winner.

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