The Colorado Rapids season has not gone according to plan thus far, and that frustration may have boiled to the surface for Tim Howard Saturday night against the Philadelphia Union.
After the Rapids jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage against their hosts, things slowly went downhill in the second half.
C.J. Sapong converted a penalty kick in the 67th minute to level the score at 1-1. Rapids goal scorer Caleb Calvert was sent off for two yellow cards, along with assistant coach Conor Casey, reducing the side to 10 men. Then a few minutes later, Haris Medunjanin bent a beautiful free kick around the Rapids wall, leaving a stunned Howard rooted to the spot to give the Union the edge.
Howard was visibly upset after that goal, shouting and waving his arms emphatically.
The 2-1 scoreline was how it finished, giving the Union their fourth straight win. Meanwhile the Rapids slumped to their third straight loss and their eighth defeat in nine games.