Gressel lifts Atlanta United over Rapids 1-0
Darlington Nagbe set up the goal for Atlanta (2-3-2), stealing a pass deep in Rapids territory and driving up the left side to the goal line to make the cross. Gressel slipped past a pair of defenders and edged in front of goalkeeper Tim Howard to slot home his first goal of the season.
Brad Guzan had three saves for his second shutout of the year.
The Rapids (0-7-2) have lost six straight.