Thursday, September 18, 2014

Its Still A Rivalry Game

Just say no to Utah

The Rocky Mountain Cup might be over for the year but this is still a rivalry game and the Rapids still need to put a beat down on FSL.  A loss tomorrow would make the Rapids the first team to be swept in RMC play in the 10 years of competition.  Game time tomorrow is 8pm but since the game is on NBC Sports the kickoff will be more like 8:20 or so.

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

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

FSL is missing 3 players to injury and Nat Borchers to suspension.  LaBrocca was suspended by the DisCo today for his rash tackle at the end of last week's draw with the Timbers.  A fair suspension as it was a horrible tackle.  My guess at the XI:
Buddle is battling injury and is not expected to be available.  Yes, Nasco is expected to start in goal again, no I don't know why.  Torres would be the obvious start up top but...  The rest is guess work.

Strategic Consideration: Just get a win.

Prediction: 2-2 draw.  Goals by Brown and Powers.  I don't see us breaking our winless streak, instead extending it to 9 games (tied for 2nd worst in team history).  The Rapids have enough to avoid getting swept in the RMC though and get a point.

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