Powers, Sarvas score in 2nd half; Rapids beat Sporting KC

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (AP) Sporting Kansas City’s playoff ambitions took a blow when the hosts were beaten 2-0 by out-of-contention Colorado on Wednesday.

Colorado, coming off six games without a win and a distant last in Major League Soccer’s Western Conference, got late goals from Dillon Powers and Marcelo Sarvas.

Having not won at Sporting in 13 years, the Rapids went ahead when Powers chipped the goalkeeper at the end of a counter attack in the 78th minute and, despite being reduced to 10 men, Colorado doubled the lead when Sarvas powered in a shot on another breakaway in the 86th.

Sporting holds the sixth and final playoff-yielding spot in the West, but only a point ahead of San Jose going into Sunday’s final day of the regular season.