Saturday, October 4, 2014

Rapids Try To Avoid Record 11th Winless Game

Enough results for every field player

Sorry for going dark, I was on vacation in Orlando.  Expect a recap post of the news of the last two weeks sometime next week.  Up first though is Sunday's home game against Seattle.  As we see the Rapids have gone 10 games without a win, going back to July 25th.  That ties the team's longest winless streak so failing to win Sunday would set another less-than-desirable record.  Kickoff is at 1pm so the tailgate, featuring fish tacos, stats at 10am.  The game is on Altitude and UniMas.

Injury Report:
OUT: DF Drew Moor (L ACL tear); MF Brian Mullan (L knee injury); MF Jared Watts (L hamstring strain)
QUESTIONABLE: F Edson Buddle (R Achilles tendinitis); Mf Kamani Hill (L glute tightness); MF Jose Mari (R quad soreness); MF Vicente Sanchez (R knee soreness)

Disciplinary Report:
SUSPENDED: MF Carlos Lavarez
SUSPENDED AFTER ONE MORE YELLOW: DF Shane O'Neill ( 3 good behavior games left); MF Thomas Piermayr (1 good behavior game left)

Alvarez was suspended by the DisCo this week after entering the field of play from the bench celebrating Torres goal last week.  Weak sauce.  There's been no update on our injury report for a week so its out of date but the best we have to work with.  Seattle has a player injured and two questionable.  My guess at the XI:

At this point I'm just guessing, who knows what Pablo will do.  He hasn't decided on a keeper at last report so I figure Nasco will get the start.

Strategic Consideration: Dempsey + Martins.  They're kind of good.

Prediction: 2-1 loss.  Goal by Brown.  Seattle is really good and we aren't.  We'll set a new winless streak record and got to Chivas next week with our best chance this season to break it without Brown, Hairston, and Serna (all called up for international duty next week).

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