Sunday, February 28, 2010

Rapids, FSL, Scoreless in Final AZ Game

On Friday the Rapids favored their Rocky Mountain Cup rivals in their final game of their Arizona trip. Unfortunately the matchup looked more interesting on paper than in real life as neither team could score. Here are the lineups for the Rapids by half.

* = Unsigned trialist

First Half:
Kimura - Baudet - Holody - Moor
Smith - LaBauex* - Ballouchy - Smith
Cummings - Hodges*

Second Half:
Moor - Dalby - Holody - Valentino
De La Cruz* - LaBauex* - LaBrocca - Lorei*
Cummings - Akpan

I got some impressions of th game from a third-hand source. He said the Smith - Kimura combination on the right was very strong, Akpan was unimpressive, and in the first half we had all the control.

My biggest concern is that in 3 games in AZ we scored 1 goal, on a PK. This seems like the same thing we saw at the end of last season where we only scored 7 goals in 7 games, and 4 of those were by PK. Obviously Casey was with the Nats and Clark is still recovering from his aCL tear, but we need to have some sort of offense ASAP.

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