Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Old Home Week Continues

He's a Ginger Ninja!

Sunday it was Omar Cummings coming back to the Dick.  Tomorrow night its Jeff Larentowicz and Qunicy Amarikwa make their return with the Fire.  Saturday it will be a trip to Dallas to see Oscar Pareja, Hendry Thomas, and Stephen Keel.  Lots of ex-Rapids this week.  The game tomorrow is at 7pm, so the tailgate stats at 4, for those people who can get out of work early.  Those that can't make the game can watch on Altitude.

Injury Report:
OUT: Nathan Sturgis (right foot); F Edson Buddle (groin strain)
QUESTIONABLE: D Gale Agbossoumonde (lower abdominal pain); F Vicente Sanchez (L knee strain)

International Absences:
F Gabriel Torres (Panama)

Chicago has a player injured and two questionable.  With three games this week we know Pablo is going to play with the lineup.  My guess (and that's really all it is) at our lineup:

Given the substitutions on Sunday I think Pablo is preparing to play close a full strength lineup at home tomorrow and roll the dice with who's in game shape in Dallas on Saturday.  Piermayr may spell Wynne or ONeill and Eloundou will give LaBrocca a break.  But then I could be way wrong, the Denver Post is reporting that almost a full second string was working together today as possible starters.

Strategic Consideration: Quincy "coked-out hamster" Amarikwa.  Our former late-game sub is currently the Fire's leading scorer and his speed could give the back line fits if we're not paying attention.

Prediction: 2-1 win, goals by Serna and Brown.  The Fire are not a good team and are also coming off short rest having played on Sunday and then had to travel.  The Rapids should win this game and will, but Ginger Ninga and Q will combine to get one against their old team in the loss.

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