Friday, July 27, 2012

Faster, Higher, Stronger?

As much as I love the Rapids, this will be my sporting obsession for now

So the Rapids have one more chance to get a meaningful win this month, being 0-0-5 so far.  Tomorrow the Sounders are back for their first game in Colorado since the Steve Zakuani incident, and hopefully he'll be playing.  Game time tomorrow is 7pm and the tailgate, featuring fish tacos, starts at 4.  So break away from the Olympics and come have some good food.  If you can't make it but still don't want to watch the Games this game will be on Altitude.

Injury Report:
OUT: MF Pablo Mastroeni (headache symptoms); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear)
QUESTIONABLE: FW Conor Casey (L hamstring tightness); FW Edu (R foot contusion)
PROBABLE: FW Omar Cummings (L ankle sprain); Jamie Smith (R ACL tear)

Disciplinary Report:
SUSPENDED AFTER NEXT 2 YELLOWS: MF Jaime Castrillon; DF Tyrone Marshall; MF Martin Rivero; DF Tyson Wahl

We get the Ginger Ninja back from suspension, but it looks like Casey is still unavailable.  Seattle is missing 5 players and just today swapped DP's, so who knows if their new one will be available.  My guess at the XI:

Hill - Cummings
Castrillon - Larentowicz - Rivero - Mullan
Wahl - Moor - Wynne - Freeman

After his good play against Swansea OP said that he had misjudged Hill.  I think we're going to see him start with Casey and Edu unavailable.  Wahl seems to be getting the nod over Zapata recently, otherwise everything else is as it has been.

Key To Look For: There's no key at this point, the Rapids just have to figure out how to win.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Larentowicz.  I don't see the Rapids breaking their winless streak tomorrow, but I think they can get a point out of this game.  Ginger will score fro a free kick but once again a defensive mental mistake will cost us points.

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