Mitrita lifts NYCFC over 10-man Rapids, 2-1
Colorado (5-11-5) went down a man in the 33rd minute when Sebastian Anderson was sent off for a reckless tackle. In the sixth minute, Anderson finished Jonathan Lewis‘ cross to become the youngest Rapids player to score at 16 years, 11 months and 12 days.
Colorado nearly held off the City attack for the entire second half until Mitrita gathered Lalas Abubakar’s attempted clearance and curled in a right-footed shot from beyond the penalty arc for the winner.
Howard, who made his 1,750th career save in MLS and Premier League, left in the 45th minute due to a strained right calf.