Saturday, October 24, 2015

Colorado Ends Season In Portland

That's All Folks!

One game left this season as the Rapids are in the Pacific NW to face the Timbers.  Colorado has nothing other than whatever pride they might have left to play for while Portland has everything on the line.  A win or a tie clinches a playoff spot (as does any lack of win by Seattle, San Jose, or KC) and with a win and some help they could move as high as the 2 seed in the West.  Game time tomorrow is 5pm (as is all the Western Conference games as part of MLS's Decision Day) and 'Celo and Fleming will have the call on Altitude.

Injury Report:
OUT: D Michael Harrington (foot surgery, out for season)
QUESTIONABLE: D Drew Moor (foot); D Jared Watts (toe); M Dillon Serna (left hamstring)

SUSPENDED: M Sam Cronin (through 1st game of 2016, red & yellow card accumulation)

Portland has Valeri suspended and Johnson is questionable.  We'll see how much experimenting Pablo does on short rest for this one, though I'm sure MacMath will start.  Despite what some fans seem to think that's not an insult to Irwin, this is the time we should be seeing what MacMath has now that we've been eliminated.

Prediction: 2-0 loss.  Portland is going to go all out to get the win and move up in their seeding.  We're on short rest with 2 road games in 4 days (thanks KC) and I don't see us putting up much of a fight to end this season.

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