Friday, October 10, 2014

Our Last, Best Hope For Victory

The year is 2014.  The place: StubHub Center

Looking at our last 3 games, tomorrow's match against Chivas USA is our most likely opportunity to win a game this season.  It is also likely our last game ever against Chivas USA as all signs point to the team being contracted at the end of the season.  Game time tomorrow is 8:30pm.  Important note, Fleming and 'Celo will have the call on Altitude 2 as the Avs will be on the flagship.  Altitude 2 is 105/900 (SD/HD) on Comcast in the Denver area.

Injury Report:
OUT: DF Drew Moor (L ACL tear); MF Brian Mullan (L knee injury)
QUESTIONABLE: F Edson Buddle (R Achilles tendinitis); DF Chris Klute (calf tightness)

Disciplinary Report:
SUSPENDED AFTER ONE MORE YELLOW: MF Nick LaBrocca; MF Thomas Piermayr (1 good behavior game left)

International Absences:
Jamaica - FW Deshorn Brown
U.S. U-23s - DF Shane O'Neill; MF Marlon Hairston; MF Dillon Serna

Yeah, that's ugly and we'll miss O'Neill next week to as he serves his suspension.  Chivas will be missing former Rapids Nathan Sturgis to suspension, Chavez to international absence, and Rivero to injury, along with 3 other injured players.  Pablo has talked this week about shaking up the lineup so this is a complete guess:

But really, who knows.

Strategic Consideration: Having a strategic consideration requires having a strategy, something the Rapids have been lacking in recent months.

Prediction: 2-2 draw.  Goals by Torres and Powers.  Both teams suck and are missing key components.  Their defenses have been horrible.  This will be ugly soccer with no result.

No comments: