COMMERCE CITY, Co. – Earthquakes II fell to Colorado Rapids 2 1-0 in the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday night at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Co. After receiving a red card in the second minute, Earthquakes II held off Colorado Rapids 2 for the majority of the match until Rapids 2 found the game-winning goal in the 84th minute.
Earthquakes II have now concluded their second season in MLS NEXT Pro, which was highlighted by advancing to the playoffs for the first time in club history. Tonight’s Western Conference Semifinal match also marks the furthest playoff run in team history.
2023 MLS NEXT Pro Season
Colorado Rapids 2 1 – 0 Earthquakes II
Sunday, October 8, 2023 – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Co.
COL (1-0) – Darren Yapi (Yosuke Hanya) 84’
QII – Oscar Verhoeven (ejection) 2’
COL – Sebastian Anderson (caution) 76’
COL – Jackson Travis (caution) 83’
COL – Abraham Rodriguez (caution) 90’
QII – Casey Walls (caution) 90+3’
COL – Yosuke Hanya (caution) 90+4’
COLORADO RAPIDS 2: Abraham Rodriguez (C); Jackson Travis (Steve Flores 90’), Blake Malone, Michael Edwards, Sebastian Anderson; Marlon Vargas (Dillon Serna 90+3’), Daouda Amadou, Oliver Larraz; Darren Yapi, Remi Cabral, Yosuke Hanya.
Substitutes not used: Adam Beaudry (GK), Robinson Aguirre, Logan Batiste, Caique, Daniel Garcia, Pariss Mitchell, Jackson Walti.
SHOTS: 19; SHOTS ON GOAL: 5; FOULS: 9; CORNER KICKS: 6; SAVES: 0
EARTHQUAKES II: Emi Ochoa; Keegan Tingey, Casey Walls (C), Daniel Munie, Oscar Verhoeven; Cam Cilley, Edwyn Mendoza (Alejandro Cano 61’), Eduardo Blancas; Will Richmond, Jose David Serrano (Aaron Edwards 61’), Ousseni Bouda.
Substitutes not used: Eric De La Cerda (GK), Jerry Ayon, Alex Chow, Roberto Hategan, Roka Tsunehara.
SHOTS: 3; SHOTS ON GOAL: 0; FOULS: 6; CORNER KICKS: 3; SAVES: 4