Monday, September 1, 2008

Weekend Roundup 8/30 - 8/31

Colorado Rapids - My game review (such as it is) is here. With the loss the Rapids fall to last in the conference and the league. They are 11 points behind leading Houston, 3 points out of a tie for the last playoff spot. Colorado is in a tie with Chicago for the 7th best offense and tied with Chivas for the 11th best defense.

Queen of the South - Tuesday Queens travelled to Denmark for the second leg of their UEFA Cup qualifier. QoS needed a win and 2 goals to advance but came up short, losing 2-1. The Doonhamers carried the game and probably deserved the win, leading 1-0 until late. Needing a second goal they had to push forward and got burned twice late. It was a short UEFA Cup run for Queens, but a great experience.

On Saturday Queens hosted league leaders Dundee and got revenge for their early UEFA Cup exit. After an early goal by Dundee, QoS struck back with 3 goals, 2 in the first and 1 in the second, to take complete control of the game. With the win the Doonhamers move up to 4th in the table, 5 points behind the leaders with a game in hand.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn played a competitive match only to fall apart late and lose 4-1. The Rovers gave up two goals in the first twenty minutes, only to get one back right after. For the rest of the first half and most of the second it was a back and forth affair with Blackburn having plenty of chances but failing to find the back of the net. They haven had a PK saved. West Ham scored twice in stoppage time as Blackburn pushed forward for the tying goal which made the scoreline look worse than the game really was. With a 1-1-1 start to the season the Rovers are right in the middle of the table in 10th, 3 points behind Chelsea and Liverpool in first.

CD Tenerife - The season started this weekend in Spain and somebody forgot to tell Tenerife for the first 20 minutes. The only bright spot was a PK right before half, but CDT was looking at the wrong side of a 2-1 scoreline with 5 minutes to play in their home opener. Then local boy Angel scored twice in the last moments of the game and Tenerife escaped with the 3 points to start the season.

Kildare County FC - The Thoroughbreds continued their up and down season, following a result last week with a dismal first half. By the time County got back into the game it was too late, not even a gift PK call could save them as the ensuing kick was saved by the Waterford keeper. Kildare finally scored in stoppage time but it was only a consolation goal. Kildare County is now 2 points from safety with 11 games to play.

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