Monday, September 8, 2008

Weekend Roundup 9/6 - 9/7

Colorado Rapids - My game review is here. With the win the Rapids move into 5th place in the West. They are 11 points behind leading Houston. They are 10th overall in the league, 3 points out of a tie for the last playoff spot. Colorado is in a tie with Chicago and, Dallas for the 7th best offense and with Toronto for the 8th best defense.

Queen of the South - In midweek the Doonhamers hosted Ross County at Palmerston Park. The game was a back and forth affair with both teams having chances. Queens lost both Sean O'Conner and Paul Burns to injury, and the Burns injury happened after QoS had used all of their subs. Amazingly enough, the injury restart led to the only goal of the game, for the Doonhamers! The boys were happy to take the 3 points and leave, even putting Burns back on to stand in one place for the rest of the game. The win moved Queens up to second place in the league, only 2 points from the top.

Over the weekend South hosted Morton in the ALBA Challenge Cup quarterfinals. Morton decided to play bunker ball, looking for the counterattack goal, and it worked. While the Doonhamers controlled the run of play and held possession most of the time it was Morton who scored the goals. Greenock found the back of the net twice in the second half, dumping QoS out of the Challenge Cup.

Blackburn Rovers - Blackburn Rovers had the week off because the EPL had a bye week for the FIFA International Date.

CD Tenerife - Tenerife took their first trip to the mainland, facing Eibar who handed CDT their worst road loss of last season. This time around the result would be the same, but the scoreline would look better. After a quiet first half Tenerife opened the scoring, but then gave up 3 goals before getting a consolation goal right before full time. Next week the team travels to Elche to try to get their first road points of the season.

Kildare County FC - County's game against Limerick 37 was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

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