Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Roundup 8/23-8/24

Colorado Rapids - I have not had time to watch the game, did not have the game available on Saturday night and my travel yesterday prevented me from watching it. From all reports we laid an egg in DC with our biggest loss of the season. I have to question leading Christian Gomez on the bench in his first trip back to Dc and I wonder if there's something else going on.

What do you think, should I take the time to watch the game?

With the loss the Rapids are still tied with LA for 4th in the West having missed a chance to move up to 2nd with a win. They are 8 points behind leading Houston. They are 11th overall in the league, 2 points out of a tie for the last playoff spot. Colorado is in a tie with New England, Dallas, and Houston for the 4th best offense and the 11th best defense.

Queen of the South - The Doonhamers match against Ross County over the weekend was postponed due to Queens congested fixture schedule and their need to travel to Denmark for the second leg of their UEFA Cup round. In midweek QoS travelled to Dunfermline Athletic for a Challenge Cup match, and came home with a 2-0, putting them into the quarterfinals vs. Morton.

On Tuesday Queens will take the field in Farum, Denmark down 2-1. That's the bad news. The good news is that the BBC Scotland will cover the game live on TV, radio, and online. The game will kickoff at 11am MDT.

Blackburn Rovers - Rovers had their first home game of the season and only managed a disappointing 1-1 draw with Hull City. It was a bath and forth affair with both teams generating chances. The two goals came within 2 minutes of each other right before half, but neither side could find the winning goal in the second half. With the result Blackburn sit in a 4 way tie for 3rd in the EPL.

Kildare County FC - Kildar County's FAI Cup fixture was rearranged for Tuesday, but apparently the Thoroughbreds didn't get the memo, being crushed by the Premier Division's Derry City 6-0. After that blow news was leaked about the club being forced to defer wages for some players, a rumor that the club confirmed and in their statement said that all back debts will be resolved by Sept. 13th.

On that news County took the field at home against Sporting Fingal, one of the teams in the upper half of the table. Kildare rallied from their midweek crushing and eeked out a 1-1 draw. Unfortunately other results went against them and the Thoroughbreds dropped to the bottom of the table, 1 point from the safety zone with 12 games to play.

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