Friday, August 29, 2014

Rapids In Seattle, This Never Ends Well

Our mantra for a while

10 games, 1 point, 7 goals, -18 goal differential.  That's the Rapids all-time record in my hometown where they'll be playing tomorrow.  This is not good.  We found out this week that Jared Watts will join Drew Moor and Shane O'Neill on the not available list, which has left Pablo trying Burch and Piermayr at CB and Serna at RB.  It could be ugly.  Game time tomorrow is 2pm and the game is on Altitude.

Injury Report:
OUT: DF Drew Moor (R ACL tear); MF Brian Mullan (L knee injury); MF Jared Watts (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: MF Jose Mari (L ankle injury); DF Shane O'Neill (R knee sprain)

Disciplinary Report:
SUSPENDED AFTER ONE MORE YELLOW: MF Nick LaBrocca (2 good behavior games left)

Seattle has two players out and one questionable.  Jose Mari's addition to the injury list is a unwelcome surprise, Sanchez was also reported as unlikely to play earlier this week.  I have no idea what tomorrow's lineup will look like.  My guess:

But really, who knows?

Strategic Consideration: Just win a game, then we can worry about strategic considerations.

Prediction: 3-1 loss.  Goal by Brown.  There's just too much stacked against the team to expect anything but a loss tomorrow.  I'd rather be in Honolulu watching the Seattle-based Washington Huskies.  ;)

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