A dejected Red Bulls fan watches his team go down to defeat again. (Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports)

HARRISON, N.J. — It’s getting ugly at Red Bull Arena.

During the Red Bulls’ 2-0 defeat to the lowly Colorado Rapids Saturday night, the restless fans in the South Ward chanted, “Fire Armas!”

They certainly had their reasons as the Red Bulls lost to a team that had but one road victory this season entering the MLS match. The Red Bulls also are only 8-5-2 at RBA this season, a far cry from their home dominance over the past decade.

If the fourth-place Red Bulls (12-12-5, 41 points) keep playing like this, they could drop out of a playoff position. As it is, they have won only once in their last five games with a 1-3-1 record.

Remember, they had won the Supporters Shield three of the past six seasons.

On Saturday night, they left the field to boos from their supporters.

The result had multiple significance for the Rapids (8-14-6) as Robin Fraser made his debut as head coach a winning one, former MetroStars goalkeeper and legend Tim Howard made his final appearance at RBA a victorious one with a clean sheet (he made three saves) and former New York City FC midfielder Jonathan Lewis scored twice.

Lewis, who was traded to the Rapids earlier this season, gave the visitors all the scoring they needed in the 14th minute scoring on a counterattack.

Jonathan Lewis puts Rapids in front 1-0

LET'S GO J-LEW!!! What an effort for his fourth of the season and we've got the early lead on the road!

Posted by Colorado Rapids Soccer Club on Saturday, August 31, 2019

Lewis added an insurance tally in the 87th minute as he bolted past right back Rece Buckmaster before beating goalkeeper Luis Robles.

Lewis doubles the lead for Rapids in against RBNY

HERRRRRRRRE'S JONNY!!!! Lewis has his brace and we're coming home with three points!

Posted by Colorado Rapids Soccer Club on Saturday, August 31, 2019

 

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