Slow start cost us says Pareja
The Colorado Rapids coach has blamed his sides’ lack of fluency for the 2-1 loss to Sporting Kansas City.
Before the match Rapids hadn’t lost in nine games, the combination of a poor start and a late Graham Zusi goal was enough to sink Pareja’s men at Sporting Park.
Speaking to MLS soccer.com the Colombian paid tribute to Kansas City: “I think Kansas City is a tough place to play, everybody knows they have a team that throws a lot of bodies at you.
“If you don’t find your rhythm quick, they impose their rhythm, and I saw it that way.”
Pareja felt there was a lot of room for improvement in his sides defensive performance, particularly after the second goal.
“I thought we were not as solid as we wanted, the second half was much better, so I’m going to stick with that image of a team that was defending better in the second half.
“The second half was much better, so I’m going to stick with that image of a team that was defending better in the second half.
“These games are tight, especially at this point of the season where everybody’s fighting for little things,Kansas City had the fortune to find that goal at the end, which left us very disappointed.”