Friday, April 3, 2015

Jameson Night 2015

Behold the power of Jameson Night!

It only happens every two years now but it is once again Jameson Night!  That means, of course, new England is in town for their regular beat down in Commerce City.  The full history of Jameson Night is here but the up to date states are the Rapids have won 8 and drawn 4 since the start of the Jameson Night tradition with 27 goals scored and 10 allowed in those 12 games.  The last time New England won in Colorado was in 2002 which was also the last time Jameson Night was not held before a New England game.

Injury Report:
OUT: D Axel Sjoberg (foot); M Carlos Alvarez (ankle)
QUESTIONABLE:  D Drew Moor (ACL); M Dillon Serna (back spasms)

Bad to see Sjoberg out again but good to see Moor upgraded to Questionable, though there's no chance he'll play.  The Revs have 3 players questionable including Jermaine Jones.  My guess at our XI:

There's some talk in the Post that Pablo may go with Sanchez and Torres out wide with Badji up front and Powers and Ramirez on the bench but I can't take that seriously.  Surely Pablo's learned better by now hasn't he?  

Strategic Consideration: Score a goal, preferably before the 53rd minute so we don't set a new team scoreless streak record.

Prediction: 1-0 win, goal by Sarvas.  I called it in preseason and I still believe that this is the game where we break the winless streak.  Our defense gets to 300 minutes without conceding but we get the goal and the win, behind the power of Jameson.

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