Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Weekend Roundup 10/18-10/19

Colorado Rapids - My game review is here. With the win the Rapids move up to 4th place in the West, out of a playoff spot. They can finish at best 3rd, and they are 2 points out of that spot. The Rapids are tied with DC and Dallas for the 4th best offense and they have the 12th best defense.

Queen of the South - QoS travelled to Airdrie for this matchup but came home empty handed. In a first half that was fairly even in play United scored early and late to take a 2-0 lead before the half. Queens couldn't figure out how to break down the Airdrie defense and left empty-handed. The good news is that their rivals for the top spot also lost, so they still stay at the top of the table over Dunfermline and Livingston on goal differential.

Blackburn Rovers - Rovers travelled to the Reebok Stadium to take on Bolton. Neither side really could find their game though, mounting a combined total of 5 shots on target (only 1 by Blackburn) and coming away with a bore 0-0 draw. Blackburn still stay in the top half in 9th place, 9 points behind Liverpool and Chelsea on top.

CD Tenerife - CDT hosted Salamanca, the league leaders, in Santa Cruz. El Tete allowed an early goal but struck back quickly to take a 2-1 lead. Right before half Salamanca tied it up at 2. The second half was fairly even until Hector was called for a hand ball in the box and shown a red card. The penalty kick was slotted home and Salamanca became the first visiting team to win in Santa Cruz this season. The loss pushed Tenerife down to 5th in the table, 4 points off the lead after 8 games.

Kildare County FC - County started off ht, forcing the Longford Town keeper to make 3 big saves in the first 3 minutes. That was the highlight for the Thoroughbreds though and it was all downhill from there. 2 goals later Kildare is still on the bottom of the table and its increasingly looking like they'll be forced into a playoff against a lower league team to keep their spot int he 1st Division. They are 6 points from safety with only 5 games remaining.

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