Sunday, March 16, 2008

Rapids lost to (in) Bermuda (Triangle)

The Rapids stopped in Bermuda on their way home from their London trip and had a hastily scheduled game with the Bermudan National Team. It did not go well, as the Rapids lost 2-1, the same scoreline that they had from their game with the Arsenal "Reserves". The lineup for the Bermuda game was:

Kimura - Erpen - Keel - Burciaga
DiRaimondo - Gomes
Cooke - C. Gomez - Clark

That's 7-8 of the 11 players you would expect to see start the season opener in 2 weeks. Missing were Petke, Pablo and the winner of Gargan and Ihemlu for the right back spot. The possibility is that Herculez might get the starting up top. All 5 of these players are recovering from injury still, Pablo and Petke didn't make the trip while Herculez and Gargan got 34 minutes of work replacing Clark and Kimura.

All in all, not a good result for the team. Hopefully this one can be chalked up to the end of a long road trip and a game they were originally intending to play. They have one last preseason friendly, against Chicago in Jackson, Mississippi next week that should give us a good feel on who the stating 11 will probably be.

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