Monday, February 4, 2013

Rapids Get Win In Arizona

Colorado played their final game in Arizona on Saturday morning.  Unfortunately my schedule didn't allow me to watch the game, but the Rapids did finally get a win by the score of 1-0.  Colorado started with a close to starting XI:

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Calderon has been solid at center back, but the weakness of the left backs may force him outside to start.  Good to see Brown our first round pick, getting time with the first team.  He had the best chance of the half, putting a header just wide in the 17th minute.  The game was scoreless at half, and as has been the pattern the Rapids made wholesale changes.

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Serna swapped out for Romero in the 79th minute.  Obviously Klute is getting an extended run at left back, being the only player to go a full 90 in Arizona.  In the 65th minute he found Akpan down the left side, who drove in a cross to an on-rushing Jaime Smith.   Smith finished it for the 1-0 lead in Smith's first action of the season.

Afterwards the team returned to Commerce City for the next week before heading to Vegas for games against UNLV on the 14th and Chivas USA on the 15th.

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