Monday, May 6, 2013

Send In The Clowns

That was a lousy game to watch as a neutral fan, worse as a Toronto fan.  It probably wasn't very pleasant to watch as a Rapids fan but at least we can celebrate 3 points at the end of the day.  Two teams that were lucky to string 3 passes together wasted 90 minutes on the field.  At the end of the day the difference was that one team (Toronto) were absolute clowns and one team (Colorado) were merely lousy.

If that opening sounds familiar, its because its almost the exact same opening I used 2 weeks ago after the Seattle game.  Amazingly, after a great performance in Houston, the Rapids managed to make this game worse than that one, and I thought that one set the league back 5 years!  Seriously, go find some circus music to play in the background while you watch this game.  Players slipping all over, nobody able to hit a pass, and Toronto managed to play the ball out of bounds on a simple pass more than once!  In the 70th minute Toronto took an attacking free kick so bad I still don;'t know if it was a cross or a shot, but the person closest to playing it was manning the beer line in the Terraces.  At that point I officially declared the game a farce and did my best impression of this:

OK, so I didn't actually leave, but I was seriously tempted to.  The Rapids won this game in the only way possible, when two TFC defenders slipped, leaving Buddle with a wide open shot that he still managed to put right over the keeper, but the keeper whiffed.

Seriously, the Rapids should take the 3 points and run.  There's nothing to learn from this game other than maybe who shouldn't start again.
Player of the Match: Clint Irwin.  The only player to not look completely lost at some point during the game.

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