The foot of Union midfielder Michael Lahoud met the face of Colorado Rapids midfielder Jared Watts in the box in the 76th minute. The Union held a comfortable 3-1 lead at the time, but it dissipated soon after.
The Rapids (7-5-6) came back to tie the Union (4-8-7), 3-3, Saturday night at PPL Park as Rapids midfielder Dillon Powers converted the ensuing penalty kick in the 79th minute and Rapids forward Deshorn Brown netted the equalizer in the 87th minute with the Union playing a man down because of the penalty on Lahoud.
The misery didn't end for the Union when the final whistle blew. Midfielder Amobi Okugo was given a red card after the match for a comment he made on the field. Neither he nor Lahoud will be available Wednesday when the Union host the New York Red Bulls.