Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Rapids Simultaniously Defeat and Draw the U-17's

Tonight the Rapids played two simultaneous games against the U.S. U-17 team. Both games were played in three 30 minute periods and teams apparently switched players between games between periods. The Rapids defense in both games was perfect while one set of attackers managed to put a brace on the board while the others were held scoreless. Niko and Harvey got the goals with assists from Hilgenbrinck and Cummings.

Expected starters that played in either game consisted of Bouna, Erpen, Burciaga Jr., Cooke, and Clark, plus whomever ends up winning the battle for the forward positions.

The bad news is that Petke and Pablo have returned to Denver for further treatment of their injuries.

Tomorrow night the Rapids take on Rocky Mountain Cup rivals FSL in their final match before leaving Florida and stopping at home before heading to London to train with Arsenal. Hopefully Christian Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu will be good enough to get some time against FSL, they need to get integrated into the team as soon as possible.

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