Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weekend Roundup 6/20 - 6/28

With the 3 Rapids games last week plus trying to keep up with the National Team I didn't get the final Weekend Roundup posted, so here it is. Even though Colorado and Kildare County are still in season I'm going to retire the weekly update until the other European leagues start up again in late summer. If Kildare County ever wins (or hell, even draws) a game I'll post an update otherwise you'll get plenty of Rapids news anyway.

Colorado Rapids - After their 4 points in the last 3 games the Rapids have fallen to 4th in the West and tied with our upcoming opponents Chicago for 8th overall in MLS. We still have played a game or two less than everyone above us, and only 2 points separates us for 4th overall. The Rapids are tied with Columbus, Toronto, and Chicago for 4th in goals scored but they have dropped into a tie for 7th with LA in goals allowed.

CD Tenerife - Tenerife just had to match what Xerez and Real Zargoza did on the last weekend to clinch the Segunda Division title. On Saturday both teams drew, which meant a win or a draw over 8th placed Castellon at home in front of the fans celebrating the promotion to La Liga would do it. CDT took the lead in the 41st minute and we well on their way. Castellon pulled level in the 55th minute but rolling into stoppage time the deal; was done. Unfortunately nobody told Castellon and they scored in stoppage time to snatch the tile away from Tenerife and their celebrating fans. With the loss CDT finished 3rd, just 3 points from missing out on promotion so the win on the next-to-last weekend proved vital. They were tied with Real Zargoza and 1 point behind Xerez. In the long run though, the big goal of promotion was achieved and while winning the title would have been nice the consolation prize of La Liga is nothing to sneeze at.

Kildare County - County lost by one goal on the road to Sporting Fingal. Most people say it was their best soccer of the season so far, but a loss is still a loss. They are now 8 points from safety, and its actually 9 since they'll lose the tiebreaker. Its now a 15 game losing streak though where they've been outscored 47-6.

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