Never Doubt The Bruce
OUT: FW Edu (R foot contusion); MF Pablo Mastroeni (headache symptoms); DF Anthony Wallace (L Achilles tear)
PROBABLE: FW Tony Cascio (L ankle sprain); FW Conor Casey (R knee soreness); FW Omar Cummings (R ankle soreness); MF Brian Mullan (L hamstring strain)
SUSPENDED AFTER NEXT YELLOW: DF Tyson Wahl
SUSPENDED AFTER NEXT 2 YELLOWS: MF Jaime Castrillon; MF Jeff Larentowicz; DF Tyrone Marshall; MF Drew Moor; MF Martin Rivero
LA has 4 players questionable or worse, including Old Spice himself and Wilhelmsson (who scored against us two weeks ago). Its really hard at this point to guess the starting XI for the Rapids, but I'll take a shot:
Castrillon - Casey - Mullan
Thomas - Rivero - Larentowicz
Zapata - Marshall- Wynne - Moor
I'd prefer to see Freeman on the bench for this one after he got worked over by the Galaxy two weeks ago, but I don't think we'll see that. We could see Cascio or Cummings up front and I wouldn't be shocked.
Key To Look For: Defense. This is pretty much the permanent key for the rest of the season.
Prediction: 2-0 loss. I don't see any changes in the Rapids from two weeks ago that maes me think we'll see a different result. The tailgate should be fun though.