Monday, October 6, 2014

Rapids Officially Eliminated From Playoffs In Loss

11 in a row without a win, a new record for the Rapids.  With the 4-1 loss we are officially out of the playoffs, though we've been unofficially out of the playoffs since late August.  Yesterday's game played out like all our losses recently, the other team was better than us.  Other notes:
  • Deshorn Brown got his 10th goal of the year, making him only the 3rd player in Rapids history to have back-to-back seasons with double-digit goals.  Conor Casey (who did it in 3 straight years) and Mark Chung were the other two.  John Spencer is the only other player to have double-digit goals in a season multiple times.
  • Brown also moved out of a tie with Carrieri for 9th all-time scorer in team history.
  • Marvell Wynne had a horrible half, with an amateur hour PK give-away and constantly being out of position.  Subbing him at half was a good move.
  • Taking his place was Zat Knight!  Look, our big midseason signing finally makes an appearance.  Too bad it wasn't until 45 minutes before we were officially eliminated.
  • Irwin made some good saves but also showed some rust/lack of confidence.  He's still our best choice though.
  • O'Neill's yellow causes him to be suspended for the game next week.
  • Sanchez is trying to do too much with the ball.  Given where this team is though, its hard to blame him.
  • This team really looks like its given up and is going through the motions.  A few individual bright spots (Brown) but generally they're just playing out the string.
Man of the Match: Deshorn Brown.  Good goal, had a great header that was stolen from him, and was actually involved the whole game which is more than I can say about some of his teammates.

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