Thursday, March 5, 2009

Weekend Roundup 2/28 - 3/1

Colorado Rapids - The Rapids faced LA in the Home Depot Center for a preseason warmup on Wednesday. Colorado brought their scoring boots with them, netting 5 goals against a Old Spice and PrimaDonnavan-less Galaxy for a 5-2 win. 16 days until the season starts!

Queen of the South
- The Doonhamers traveled to Clyde on Saturday. Unfortunately QoS conceded a PK within the first 10 minutes, then O'Conner had to be removed after 30 minutes due to a leg injury. Queens refused to say die though and continually battled for the tying goal. Their persistence finally paid off with 12 minutes to play as Stevie Tosh leveled the score. Both sides had a chance to win it in the final minutes but neither could convert and the teams settled for the draw. QoS stay in 7th place, 4 points out of the relegation zone and 12 points off the lead with 10 games to play.

Blackburn Rovers - Rovers had two games this week. First up was on the road at Hull City. While the first 30 minutes of the game were fairly bland, Rovers scored twice in the last 15 minute of the first half to go into the break with a 2 goal lead. The teams exchanged red cards in teh second half before Hull scored inside the last 10 minutes to really make Blackburn sweat. They escaped with the 3 points though and temporarily got out of the relegation zone. That didn't last long however as they faced Everton at home yesterday and could only manage a scoreless draw. Combined with the other midweek results Rovers slid back to 18th place, inside the relegation zone by 1 point with 9 games to play. They have a game in hand on all the other bottom 6 teams except Portsmouth.

CD Tenerife - Tenerife hosted Celta Vigo in Santa Cruz in front of almost 19,000 fans. They scored twice in the first 10 minutes and added a third in the first 10 minutes of the second half to cruise to an easy victory. Leaders Xerez only managed a draw, so CDT is back within 3 points of the lead. They also have a 3 point cushion before falling out of the promotion zone. Still 16 games to play though, so there's plenty of time for things to fall apart.

Kildare County - Kildare County's redemption season in the first division starts on Saturday night with a home game against Finn Harps. The season runs for 8 months from March 7th to November 7th.

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