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2018 Major League Soccer, Regular Season
  • Dominique Badji (26')
  • Cristian Higuita (52')
  • Yoshimar Yotún (77' PEN)

Yotun, Higuita help Orlando City equal franchise record with fifth straight win

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. -- Yoshimar Yotun scored on a penalty kick and Cristian Higuita added his first goal since 2016 to help Orlando City beat the Colorado Rapids 2-1 on Sunday for its franchise record-tying fifth consecutive win.

Yotun converted from the spot in the 77th minute to give Orlando City a 2-1 lead after he drew a foul conceded by Dillon Serna in the penalty area.

Colorado's Dominique Badji slipped behind the defense, ran onto an arcing pass by Enzo Martinez -- from well beyond midfield -- and took a dribble before rolling it past sliding goalkeeper Joe Bendik from just inside the area to open the scoring in the 26th minute.

Badji has five goals this season, tied for third-most in MLS.

Higuita blasted a right-footer from just outside the area to make it 1-1 in the 52nd minute.

The Rapids had a seven-game unbeaten streak at home, which dated to Aug. 19, 2017, snapped.

Bendik tied his season high with five saves and Mohamed El-Munir had a late block in stoppage time for Orlando City.

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 New York City FC 34 +21 64
2 Atlanta United FC 34 +15 58
3 Philadelphia Union 34 +8 55
4 Toronto FC 34 +5 50
5 DC United 34 +4 50
6 New York Red Bulls 34 +2 48
7 New England Revolution 34 -7 45
8 Chicago Fire 34 +8 42
9 Montreal Impact 34 -13 41
10 Columbus Crew SC 34 -8 38
11 Orlando City SC 34 -8 37
12 FC Cincinnati 34 -44 24

Major League Soccer Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 LAFC 34 +48 72
2 Seattle Sounders FC 34 +3 56
3 Real Salt Lake 34 +5 53
4 Minnesota United FC 34 +9 53
5 LA Galaxy 34 -1 51
6 Portland Timbers 34 +3 49
7 FC Dallas 34 +8 48
8 San Jose Earthquakes 34 -3 44
9 Colorado Rapids 34 -5 42
10 Houston Dynamo 34 -10 40
11 Sporting Kansas City 34 -18 38
12 Vancouver Whitecaps 34 -22 34