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The Rapids (4-6-3, 29 points) are riding a four-game winning streak, but have been shut out of their last four.
They open a four to five-game road swing on Sunday at New York City FC, and the Red Sox host Toronto FC on Saturday.
It is not the kind of time to have the ball in the net, especially on a Saturday night.
In the opening 45 minutes, it was a different story for the Rapids, who outshot the Red Wings 6-1, while giving up just five shots on goal.
It was a story of the Redbacks not getting enough touches, as they allowed their opponents to get to the net.
It did not help that they lost a pair of goals, both to players who had been struggling.
“The first one was a bad pass,” goalkeeper Luis Robles said.
“It was not a bad shot.
I think we’ve just got to keep going.
We need to keep doing that.
We can’t let the game slip away.”
That goal came just six minutes into the game.
It came in the 11th minute when Bradley Wright-Phillips found his way into the box with a ball from the right side.
He played a short pass toward the edge of the box, and then Wright-Phiota found the bottom right corner of the net for the first goal of the season.
It marked a rare moment for the RedBlacks, who have been in a two-game losing streak.
They lost their second straight match on Saturday in Portland, when they were shut out 2-0.
After the game, Robles was asked about the team’s defensive efforts.
“We’ve just been playing well defensively.
We’ve just had the chance to get the goals we need,” he said.
The RedBlanks have won two of their past three games.
They are in the midst of a five-match homestand, which starts with a visit from FC Dallas on Sunday.
Robles is hoping to see the team get back on track after being shut out on Saturday and Sunday.
“Hopefully it’s something we can bounce back from,” he told reporters.
“But it’s tough, it’s difficult.
You look back at last year and look at the last two years and what we’ve done, it seems like it’s been going pretty well.”
Red Bulls’ David Accam, the Red Blacks’ second-leading scorer last year, had two goals and an assist.
He had one assist in three matches before this one.