Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekend Roundup 10/4-10/5

Yeah, I know I missed next week. I promise that I won't miss another Weekend Roundup as long as I'm being paid to do this. ;)

Colorado Rapids - My game review is here. With the loss the Rapids fall into a tie with Dallas for 4rd in the West, the last playoff spot. Based on the head-to-head results with Dallas the Rapids would be the final playoff team. They can finish at best 2nd, and they are 5 points out of that spot. The Rapids are tied with Houston for the 5th best offense and they have the 11th best defense.

Queen of the South - QoS was riding high coming into this match at home facing one of the top teams in the division. It was a real test of how good Queens really is this year and the team responded better than anyone expected. After 12 minutes the Doonhamers had a 2 goal lead, and went into the break up 3-1. In the second half QoS just poured on the gas and were up 4-1 when Livingston was reduced to 10 men. After that the Dumfries gang didn't let up and finished with an astounding 6-1 win. With the result Queen of the South has risen to the top of the table after the first trip (of four) through the league. They are tied with Livingston but claim the top spot on goal differential.

Blackburn Rovers - The Rovers hosted every one's favorite team to hate, Manchester United. In one of the wetter days I've seen Blackburn couldn't stand up to the Red Devils. ManU got another one of those "lucky" non-calls on the first goal, as Brown was clearly impeded in making a save by Vidic, but there was no foul called. The second ManU goal was a class strike by Wayne Rooney, probably a goal of the week nominee. Not much you can do when great players make great plays. With the loss Blackburn falls back to 10th in the table, 7 points behind Chelsea and Liverpool sitting on top.

CD Tenerife - CDT continued their good run of form at home, remaining undefeated in the Estadio Heliodoro Rodriguez Lopez. Even going down a man they were able to play defense and preserve their 3-1 lead. The win put Tenerife in the promotion zone after 6 games, 2 points off the lead.

Kildare County FC - Unfortunately its more of the same for County as they dropped another game at home. Kidare found themselves down 2 after only 21 minutes and things really never improved from there. They pulled one back in the 79th minute but it was too little too late as they lost to the team above them in the table. With the loss the Thoroughbreds are 3 points adrift at the bottom of the table with 6 games to play.

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