Thursday, May 28, 2009

Weekend Roundup 5/23 - 5/24

Colorado Rapids - The disappointing draw against Seattle moves Seattle to 4th in the West and 8th overall in MLS. The disappointing loss against Seattle leaves Colorado out of the U.S. Open Cup. Chivas is still leading the pack by 6 points but still with 1-2 more games played than a number of teams. Colorado is 9th in goals scored, but is tied with Chicago for 4th in goals allowed.

Blackburn Rovers - In the finale of the season Blackburn hosted West Bromwich Albion. WBA was already guaranteed to be relegated in last place, while Blackburn was save from relegation. Both teams played like nothing was on the line and the game ended in a 0-0 draw. Rovers finish the season 15th, 7 points from the relegation zone and 12 points from the last European spot. A big drop from last year's 7th place finish but things could be worse, we could be Newcastle.

CD Tenerife - CDT had to bounce back from the disappointing loss at Hercules and bounce back they did. They were hosting Alaves in Santa Cruz and the support of the home fans seemed to be just what they were looking for. Tenerife took an early 1 goal lead, and then killed the game with 2 goals in a 5 minute span around the 60th minute. The 3-0 win combined with other results re-establishes CDT's hold on a promotion spot and gets them within striking distance of the league championship. With 4 games to play Tenerife is only 3 points back of Xerez (who they face at home in two weeks) and they have a 4 point cushion on their promotion spot, though they would lose the tiebreaker with 4th placed Hercules. They're guaranteed a top 6 spot, but at this point anything outside the top 3 promotion spots would be a failure of a season. Next weekend they travel to already relegated Sevilla Athletico, so there are 3 points for the taking. With the exception of the home game against Xerez the remaining games are against teams currently in the bottom half of the table.

Kildare County - County scored! Unfortunately it was in the 81st minute and they were down 2-0 on the road to Finn Harps. Needless to say they lost, again, making it a 11 game losing streak where they've been outscored 40-3. Hard to believe that blowing a 1-0 lead in the first game to get a draw at home is the highlight of the season so far.

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