Friday, May 2, 2014

Billions And Billions In Salary Comes To Colorado

If you aren't watching this, you should be

Or at least it seems that way at times.  The stars of the Galaxy are in Commerce City tomorrow to face the newly-sponsored Rapids.  PrimaDonnavan needs his first goal of the season to break a tie with ex-Rapids (and half the other MLS teams) striker Jeff Cunningham for teh all-time MLS goals record.  Edson Buddle needs one more goal to become the 8th player to hit 100 all-time in MLS.  We could see either or both of those tomorrow night (hopefully the latter and not the former).  Game time tomorrow is 7pm, so the tailgate is at 4pm.  Special menu item this week is gyros.  At 5pm at the C38 tailgate the Rapids will have an announcement, all but confirmed to be the unveiling the new sponsored jerseys.  For those who can't make it, the game will be on Altitude with Fleming and Balboa.

Injury Report:
OUT: M Brian Mullan (L knee surgery)
QUESTIONABLE: M Dillon Powers (R quad strain)

LA has 4 players out or questionable.  Nice to see our injury report getting smaller, but you hate to see the defending RotY on it.  Other than possibly Powers I expect to see a full strength lineup.:

If Powers plays then I would expect Sanchez to slide back into LaBrocca's spot.  Other than that the only questions are if Serna actually starts (how do you not after last week?) and which duo is up front.

Strategic Consideration: Keane and Donovan.  Last week it was Martins and Dempsey, and Keane and Donovan might be better, though not as hot right now.  LA has defensive issues, so this could become a shootout if our defense doesn't improve.

Prediction: 2-2 draw.  Goals by Buddle and Torres.  Yeah, I see a shootout in this one but not a win.  Torres finally gets on the board and Buddle gets #100 but our defense gets beat up again.

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