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Austin FC escapes Edge Rapids, a two-goal hole

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Austin FC was two goals behind in the first 30 minutes and then beat Colorado Rapids 3-2 on Monday in Commerce City, Colorado, scoring three unanswered goals.

Austin (10-4-4, 34 points) After improving to 3-0-1 in the last four games and being dismissed for Kip Keller receiving a second yellow card Despite playing with 10 men in the last 15 minutes, he maintained his victory.

Colorado (5-8-4, 19 points) lost two games in a row and lost four of the last six games.

Lalas Abubakar led Rapids 1-0 from a free kick in the 19th minute. Brian Acosta pointed his kick at the box and Abbakar stretched out and stepped under the ball at the top of the goal area.

Colorado advanced 2-0 after 3 minutes. Jonathan Lewis escaped behind Austin's defender and in the 22nd minute passed goalkeeper Bloodstuber to chip the ball.

This was Colorado's fifth shot attempt, the second with a goal, but Austin had no attempts up to that point.

However, the visitor soon found his life.

Ethan Finley stood behind the Colorado defender at the top of the box, dodging goalkeeper William Yarbro, far from the goal area, reducing the deficit to 2-1 in 28 minutes.

Rapids is close to regaining a two-goal lead in the second half of the second half. Lewis was almost second in 39 minutes, but his shot was biased past the right post. A minute later, Lucas Esteves oversaw a long shot with just a big curl, and in the 45th minute Esteves's header missed the net.

Austin's Sebastian Druissi leveled the score before half-time. Jon Gallagher lifted the feed to Druissi, who landed at the feet of the striker at the top of the goal area, and Druissi tied it 2-2 during the first minute of the first half of the downtime.

Maximiliano Urruti seemed to score to give Austin a 3-2 lead in the 52nd minute, but the goal was overturned after a video review due to a handball.

Ulti got it back in 59 minutes. Druissi became a dummy and Urruti ended with a strike from the center of the box, leading the visitor 3-2.

Abubakar took the header off the corner and almost tied it in the 73rd minute, but his attempt hit the post.

– Field-level media