Sunday, February 28, 2016

Rapids Finish Preseason With 3-0 Win

Colorado had a relatively easy final game against AZ United last night.  Here's the starting XI:

Gashi - Powers - Badji
Watts - Azira
Williams - Sjoberg - Burling - Miler

Still no St. Ledger or Pappa.  Their injuries must be worse than reported.  Also no Cronin but given his suspension next week its not surprising.

A Powers cross forced an own goal from AZ United for the first Rapids goal.  That was followed up with the first appearance of Gashi on a scoresheet with him setting up Kevin Doyle to double the lead.  While MacMath had to make a couple of big saves the Rapids had the better of the play.

the second half would be more of the same and only two changes were made.  Hairston came in for Watts before Gashi scored his first goal as a Rapids player.  Azira got the assist.  The final sup was draftee Emmanual Appiah for Burling.

The Rapids finish the preseason 4-1-2.  All 4 wins were over USL opposition and the draw was to Houston.  The two losses were to the Sporting KC organization, both their USL and MLS team.

Now its on to the regular season.  Colorado's in San Jose next Sunday at 1pm for the kickoff.

Castillo: 270
Froschauer: 199
Appiah: 147
Kamdem: 90
Torre: 45

Keel: 270
Cochran: 170
Ekra: 103
Spencer: 90
Keith: 45

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