Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Weekend Roundup 7/24 - 8/2

The Weekend Roundup is back early because QoS got an early start to the season with Cup games the last two weekends

Colorado Rapids - After the loss to Columbus, Colorado has fallen into a tie with Chivas for 4th place in the West and with Toronto for 7th place overall. Due to the games in hand the Rapids have the edge over Toronto and DC for the next-to-last playoff spot. The Rapids are in a 4 way for 3rd in goals scored with Toronto, FSL, and Dallas but are tied for 7th with FSL and Columbus in goals allowed.

Queen of the South - QoS starts their league play on Saturday, but the last two weekends has seen them playing in the early rounds of two Cup competitions. First, two weeks ago, the Doonhamers hosted Livingston in the first round of the ALBA Cup (A Cup competition open to the lower 3 tiers of the Scottish league). Queens picked up an early goal in the 9th minute and then held off Livingston for the remainder of what was a pretty dull game for the win. Of particular note for Rapids fans is that this was the first game in the managerial career of Livingston's first manager, former Rapids assistant coach John Murphy.

Last weekend the Dumfries boys travelled to Queen's Park for a battle royale in the first round of the Co-operative Insurance Cup aka the League Cup. The Doonhamers didn't take long to prove they were the better Queens as they scored in the 1st, 10th, and 13th minutes and followed that with a 4th goal in the 70th minute before allowing the opposition to get one back in the 82nd minute. A good double Cup wins to start the season for Queen of the South.

Kildare County - After Kildare's first win 4 weeks ago the Thoroughbreds have taken off. They followed the win with a scoreless draw at home against Limerick. After hosting Mohaghan United and losing 2-0 they travelled to Wexford where they claimed their second win of the season 3-0. They started the season 0-1-15 with 2 Cup losses, but since then they've gone 2-1-1 with both wins by 3 goals. Unfortunately they are 7 points from safety with only 12 games to play. It seems that County left it too late this season, but there's still hope.

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