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Lalas Abubakar lifts Rocky Mountain Cup with Colorado Rapids

Former University of Ghana product Lalas Abubakar clinched his first silverware with Colorado Rapids as they thrashed Real Salt Lake 5-0 to win the Rocky Mountain Cup.

The Ghanaian defender lasted full time and also put up a deserving performance in the heart of defense.

Diego Rubio scored a brace inside the opening 10 minutes to lead the Colorado Rapids to a 5-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night at the Tino Stadium.

Sam Vines ran onto Younes cross crashing the back post to extend Colorado’s lead.

Brain Galvan tacked on a fourth goal, capitalizing on a defensive miscue.

Real Salt Lake were reduced to ten men after Douglas Martinez was shown red in the 64th minute.

Bassett then added the fifth goal after Jeremy Kelly capitalised on an error to seal victory for Colorado.

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.

By: Linus Siaw Nartey

Twitter: @linus_siaw

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