Kristopher Tyrpak tied it for Chivas USA (8-18-6) in the 65th minute, moments after entering the game for the first action of his MLS career. From 25 yards out, Tyrpak dribbled through four defenders and toe-punched it past goalkeeper Clint Irwin.
Chivas beat Colorado (8-16-8) at home for the first time since 2009 and won its second straight after a seven-game losing streak.
John Neeskens opened the scoring in the 30th minute for Colorado. The Rapids extended their club-record winless streak to 12 games.
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