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Soccer News of Sunday, 1 March 2020

Source: Lukman Abdul Mumin, Contributor

Lalas Abubakar glitters as Colorado Rapids snatch late win at D.C United in MLS 2020 opener

Ghanaian defender Lalas Abubakar continued from where he left off last season as he displayed a solid defensive performance in Colorado Rapids' MLS 2020 opener against D.C United.

The former Columbus Crew defender was a rock at the back as Rapids snatched a late 2-1 win on the road.

Winger Jonathan Lewis scored a 92nd winner just seven minutes after coming on as a substitute.

The American pounced on a defensive blunder by the D.C defence which left goalkeeper Bill Hamid out of his goal mouth.

D.C United opened the scoring after Russell Canouse headed in a Julian Gressel corner kick on 60 minutes.

But Colorado Rapids wasted no time in grabbing the equalizer after veteran forward Kei Kamara header in a cross from Jack Price seven minutes after D.C's lead.

It was a good start for Lalas Abubakar and Colorado Rapids in the 25th year of the Major League Soccer.

Abubakar joined Rapids during the off-season after an impressive loan spell in the second half of the 2019 campaign.

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