Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6th, 1814 - Battle Of Fort Oswego

On this date 197 years ago the British successfully attacked Fort Oswego, stealing supplies before withdrawing the next day. Tomorrow the British-led Rapids will attempt to successfully attack the Revolution in their fort of Gillette Stadium and will hope to steal 3 points. This will be Colorado's third game this week, and the lineup is still depleted by injury. Game time tomorrow is 5:30 and the game is on Altitude. The Pid Army and Class VI will be watching it at the Highlands Tavern.

Injury Report:
OUT: FW Omar Cummings (R ankle sprain), FW Macoumba Kandji (L knee ACL tear)
QUESTIONABLE: DF Eddie Ababio (R hamstring strain); FW Conor Casey (L hamstring strain); MF Sanna Nyassi (lower back strain)
PROBABLE: FW Quincy Amarikwa (L ankle sprain); FW Caleb Folan (R quadriceps strain); GK Matt Pickens (R groin strain); DF Marvell Wynne (R hamstring strain)

Disciplinary Report:
SUSPENDED: MF Brian Mullan (8 games)

That's an ugly injury report. Casey and Nyassi didn't travel with the team so questionable really means out. The Revs have 4 players questionable or worse so they're in better shape. Its really difficult to guess the lineup for this one, but here's my attempt:

Kimura - Moor - Wynne - Wallace
Thompson - Mastroeni - Larentowicz - Smith
Akpan - Folan

Palguta looked bad, despite his goal, on Wednesday and I can't see Marshall going 3 90s in one week. Wynne was able to get into the game late on Wednesday so I think he'll be starting. Wallace isn't on the injury report so hopefully he can go. Akpan seems to be the hot hand right now, with Amarikwa coming off the bench.

Key To Look For: Feilhaber vs. Mastroeni. Since the acquisition of the Nats midfielder the Revs have been much more dangerous. Pablo will need to step up and shut him down in order to take the bite out of the New England attack.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal from Folan. If this weren't our third game in a week I'd predict a win, but with tired legs, a depleted roster, and a long week of travel I don't see the Rapids having the energy to push for the win.

1 comment:

Allen said...

First time I ever saw someone work a reference into the war of 1812 into their blog post. Nice!

Which reminds me, I don't think those damn Brits have ever apologized for burning down the White House.