Monday, June 16, 2014

USOC Tomorrow!

Yeah, its easy for this to get lost in the World Cup but the Rapids do play tomorrow night.  The USL  Orlando City FC is in town for this 4th Round game.  FSL lost in stoppage time to the NASL Atlanta Silverbacks on Saturday, so a win tomorrow night gets us a home game next week against another lower-league side.  Kickoff is at 7pm and there is a tailgate starting at 4pm.  Only the West side of the stadium will be open, with those who bought $20 tickets (with or without discount) getting the two sections at midfield while the rest of us who paid $15 will get the two sections on either side of those.  All of C38 (Terraces and 108) will be sitting together in 125.

Orlando City is joining MLS next season and will want to show they belong.  If you remember they knocked us out of the USOC last season, though that game was in Orlando.  Pablo has said all the right things about "taking this game seriously", but I could dig out quotes from Oscar Parjea, Gary Smith, and Fernando Clavijo saying the same thing.  I don't put predictions on USOC games until I know how seriously the Rapids truly take it.  If we do take it seriously though we should be able to beat Orlando City.

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