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Three things we learned about the Colorado Rapids after a crushing 2-1 loss to the Seattle Sounders

Just when things seemed to be headed in the right direction, the Rapids’ season took another detour late Saturday.

The Rapids (6-9-6, 24 points) entered Saturday undefeated in their last three starts and got off to a good start, as Jonathan Lewis scored in the third minute, but Seattle hit back with two goals. The game winner fell to a man and Seattle held on to win 2-1.

The loss was baffling for a number of reasons, considering the Rapids were just one win in playoff talk. However, Colorado fell to 1-3-0 when the opponent ejected a player.

Here are three takeaways from the loss.

1) Lack of concentration hurts

On Seattle’s first goal, a foul was called on Lalas Abukakar which occurred in Colorado’s half. However, the free kick was launched well behind the scenes of the foul, 20 years back. The goal came, and so did the complaints.

“At the time the free kick was taken by Seattle, it was estimated that the ball was an acceptable distance from the place of the foul,” the PRO referees told MLS reporters.

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