Badji’s 66th-minute header put the Rapids in the best position to take three huge points in the race for number 1 in the West, but Roldan combined with substitute Leo Chu in the 81st minute to equalize that made it possible Sounder to escape Commerce City with one point.
The Rapids had the upper hand early on, but Seattle had their first big chance of the evening after 20 minutes after a long ball over the top that found Fredy Montero on the left. The veteran attacker rounded goalkeeper William Yarbrough and conceded the goal, but the goal was flagged for offside. Montero would have two more good looks before the first half was over, first from a laser shot from the area denied by Yarborough, then at close range at a cross from Jimmy Medranda soaring high.
The game remained goalless until the 66th minute when Badji hit the opener. A spot-on corner kick from Standard magician Jack Price set the stage for Badji to clinch a clinical header to Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei in the penalty area.
Seattle equalized in the 81st minute, however, led by a brilliant single attempt by Chu, who shook his defender on the left and sent a low cross from Roldan into the net that gave the Sounders the waypoint.