Zardes’ hat trick leads Rapids over Minnesota United 4-3

August 7, 2022 GMT
Fans leave their seats as a strong storm packing high winds and heavy rain sweeps over Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the second half of an MLS soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Fans leave their seats as a strong storm packing high winds and heavy rain sweeps over Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the second half of an MLS soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Fans leave their seats as a strong storm packing high winds and heavy rain sweeps over Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the second half of an MLS soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Fans leave their seats as a strong storm packing high winds and heavy rain sweeps over Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the second half of an MLS soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Fans leave their seats as a strong storm packing high winds and heavy rain sweeps over Dick's Sporting Goods Park before the second half of an MLS soccer match between the Colorado Rapids and Minnesota United, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes finished off a hat trick with a goal in the 61st minute to spark the Colorado Rapids to a 4-3 victory over Minnesota United on Saturday night.

Zardes netted his first goal in the 7th minute for Colorado (8-9-6), pulling the Rapids even after Abu Danladi found the net in the 4th minute for Minnesota United (10-9-5).

The Rapids took the lead on Diego Rubio’s goal in the 11th minute and made it 3-1 when Zardes scored his second, four minutes later.

Luis Amarilla’s goal in the 43rd minute got Minnesota within a goal. Defender Brent Kallman scored in the 81st minute after Zardes extended the Rapids’ lead to 4-2.

Rubio’s goal was his 11th of the season. Zardes has six.

William Yarbrough had four saves for Colorado. Dayne St. Clair saved five for Minnesota.

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