Friday, April 17, 2015

Current Town Versus Home Town

Can we do this again?

Tomorrow night we're back home for our first "regular" 7pm Saturday game.  The Sounders are in town for the annual (almost) 4/20 game.  The means fish tacos at the tailgate!  With kickoff at 7 the tailgate starts at 4.  Bundle up as we're going to have temps possibly in the 30s.  Those  of you that can't make it can watch Fleming and 'Celo on Altitude.

Injury Report:
OUT: M Carlos Alvarez (ankle); M Sam Cronin (concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: D Marc Burch (rib injury); D Axel Sjoberg (foot)

Seattle has two players questionable, including Dempsey.  That's a huge question mark going into the game.  The Rapids have the same missing players as last week, though Drew was doubtful last week and played so maybe Burch or Sjoberg are available?  My guess at the XI:

If it ain't broke....  I expect Pablo to go with the same starting group as last week since it worked so well.  But this is Pablo so who knows.

Strategic Consideration: Keep the momentum going.  We need to build on last week's success and not get our heads down is things don't happen right away.

Prediction: 1-0 win.  Goal by Torres.  This assumes Dempsey doesn't play as I think our defense is good enough to stop one of Martins and Dempsey.  Meanwhile Seattle's defense is soft and I think we can find a goal.  If Dempsey plays 1-1 is more likely.

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