Stats Check: Lalas Abubakar Excel For Colorado Rapids In Rocky Mountain Cup Triumph
Ghanaian defender Lalas Abubakar excelled for his Colorado Rapids outfit over the weekend when the team defeated Real Salt Lake 5-0 to clinch the Rocky Mountain Cup.
The two teams were in action at the Rio Tinto Stadium on Saturday to battle for 3 points in the American Major League Soccer (MLS) as well as the bragging rights for the famous Rocky Mountain Cup.
On the Matchday, towering defender Lalas Abubakar earned a starting role and played in central defense to help his team.
The 25-year old enjoyed a very good game with his commanding play at the back which saw him end the day with a high rating of 7.8 from Modernghana Sports partners SofaScore.
On the night, a first-half brace from Diego Rubio, plus a goal each from Samuel Vine, Braian Galvan, and Cole Bassett resulted in Colorado Rapids thrashing Real Salt Lake 5-0 at the end of the 90 minutes.
The win is the team’s first-ever victory at the Rio Tinto Stadium and the club’s first Rocky Mountain Cup in the last 5 years.
About the Rocky Mountain Cup:
The Rocky Mountain Cup is a soccer trophy contested between Real Salt Lake and the Colorado Rapids.
The cup is awarded by the Committee of 10, a group of bi-partisan fans who run the competition, to the team with the most points in games played between the two.
The teams are awarded 3 points for each win and 1 point for each tie in regular-season MLS games against each other. The Cup is awarded at the conclusion of the deciding game of the series between the two teams