Sunday, March 23, 2008

Opening Week!

Sorry for the week-long down time. I've got some stuff going on which I'll detail in an entry next weekend. Hopefully things will get back to normal before that but no promises.

Here's a recap of the interesting news of last week as we head towards the season opener against LA on Saturday.

  • The annual Burgundy & Blue game was played at the Dick on Wednesday. The two sides played to a 1-1 draw in the 60 minute game, with goals coming from Jordan Harvey and Jovan Kirovski (With his head no less!).
  • Colorado played Chicago in Jackson, Mississippi yesterday with the Rapids dousing the Fire 1-0. Keel got the only goal of the game. The formation looks like it was the 4-5-1 we've been seeing most of the preseason, with a number of expected starters getting little or no playing time.


Kimura - Erpen - Keel - Burciaga Jr.

LaBrocca - Gomes

Cooke - C. Gomez - DiRaimondo


  • Gargan, H.Gomez, and Pablo all got some playing time in the second half as they recover from their injuries. Petke and Ihemelu appear to not be in game shape yet, while Clark has tweaked a hamstring and missed both the games this week in order to make sure he's ready for the opener.
  • Based on the info we have right now, it doesn't seem like any of them, other than Clark, will be ready for starting the opener.
  • Both David "Old Spice" Beckham and Landon "PrimaDonnavan" got a call up for the midweek national team matches in Europe. They'll play mid-afternoon on Wednesday (Denver time) then fly back to Denver to meet up with the Galaxy. That should be a beneift for the Rapids.

That's it for now. If things settle down I'll try to get a Weekend Roundup posted on Tuesday. Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have a preview of the Galaxy game.

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