Colorado's 23-game home unbeaten streak ends with 3-1 loss

  • Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, center, collects the ball as Colorado Rapids defender Lalas Abubakar, right, pursues in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, center, collects the ball as Colorado Rapids defender Lalas Abubakar, right, pursues in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC defender Daniel Lovitz, left, and Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry pursue the ball in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC defender Daniel Lovitz, left, and Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry pursue the ball in the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Fans hold up mufflers to welcome the Colorado Rapids to the pitch to face Nashville SC in an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Fans hold up mufflers to welcome the Colorado Rapids to the pitch to face Nashville SC in an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, left, joins teammates in wearing T-shirts with messages against gun violence to pay tribute to the victims of the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, during the playing of the national anthem before an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, left, joins teammates in wearing T-shirts with messages against gun violence to pay tribute to the victims of the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, during the playing of the national anthem before an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Colorado Rapids midfielder Bryan Acosta, right, pursues the ball with Nashville SC midfielder Sean Davis in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Colorado Rapids midfielder Bryan Acosta, right, pursues the ball with Nashville SC midfielder Sean Davis in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith, enter, directs his squad against the Colorado Rapids in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC head coach Gary Smith, enter, directs his squad against the Colorado Rapids in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC defender Dave Romney, left, collides with Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC defender Dave Romney, left, collides with Colorado Rapids defender Keegan Rosenberry in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, right, is congratulated by midfielder Brian Anunga after scoring a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar, right, is congratulated by midfielder Brian Anunga after scoring a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Nashville SC forward Ethan Zubak celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Nashville SC forward Ethan Zubak celebrates after scoring a goal in the first half of an MLS soccer match against the Colorado Rapids, Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

  • Colorado Rapids defender Auston Trusty, left, fights for control of the ball with Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo.

    Colorado Rapids defender Auston Trusty, left, fights for control of the ball with Nashville SC midfielder Hany Mukhtar in the first half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, May 28, 2022, in Commerce City, Colo. Associated Press

 
 
Posted5/29/2022 7:00 AM

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Nashville ended the Colorado Rapids' team record 23-game home unbeaten streak, winning 3-1 Saturday night behind two goals from Hany Mukhtar.

Colorado had not lost a Major League Soccer regular-season home game since a 3-1 defeat to Austin on April 24 last year. The home regular-season unbeaten run was tied for the fourth-longest in MLS history. Houston set the record of 30 from 2011-13.

 

Both of Mukhtar's goals for Nashville (6-4-4) came in the first half, the first in the 15th minute, assisted by Daniel Lovitz, and the second in the 17th minute, assisted by Luke Haakenson.

Nashville also got one goal from C.J. Sapong.

Diego Rubio scored for the Rapids (5-6-3).

The Rapids outshot Nashville 15-7, with four shots on goal to five for Nashville.

Elliot Panicco saved three of the four shots he faced for Nashville. William Yarbrough saved two of the five shots he faced for the Rapids.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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