COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Conor Casey moved into a tie for the MLS goal-scoring lead with a penalty kick in the 58th minute, lifting the Colorado Rapids into a 1-1 tie with the New England Revolution last night.

With Colorado (10-8-10) trailing, Casey tied it with his 16th goal after Omar Cummings was taken down in the scoring area.

The Rapids star is tied with Dallas' Jeff Cunningham for the league goal-scoring lead.

It was the fourth consecutive deadlock for Colorado, which has 40 points and remains in the running for a playoff spot

Kheli Dube scored for New England (10-9-8), winless in its last four games.

The Rapids are 5-0-3 at home against the Revolution since 2002.

Colorado goalkeeper Preston Burpo got the start for Matt Pickens, who missed his fifth consecutive game with a knee injury.

Burpo is 1-2-6 in his last nine games and hasn't won since a 3-2 victory at Los Angeles on April 4 in his first start of the season.

Dube's eighth goal of the season opened the scoring in the 29th minute.

Darrius Barnes sent a free kick toward the front of the crease and Dube put a header into the back of the net.

The Revolution, who lost 1-0 on Wednesday in Dallas, hadn't scored since the 87th minute of a 2-1 victory over Seattle on Sept. 26.

Two minutes after Dube's tally, New England goalkeeper Matt Reis dove to swat away a shot by Nick LaBrocca.

Burpo then made a diving save of a shot by Nico Colaluca in the 43rd minute.

Both teams had scoring chances late.

Cummings hit the crossbar in the 88th minute, and New England's Kevin Alston sent a wild shot well over the crossbar in injury time.

Colorado defender Julien Baudet was issued a red card in the 60th minute.

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