Friday, April 1, 2016

Colorado Faces The Rapids Beyond The Wall

Giovinco, that you?

Toronto makes its trip down from the great white north tomorrow and they bring with them a couple of old friends.  Drew Moor and Clint Irwin make their return to the Dick after being traded in the offseason.  I hope the fans will give them the send-off they deserve, before watching them lose to our Rapids.  They're coached by another former ex-Rapid, Greg Vanney.  Game time tomorrow is at 6pm so the tailgate starts at 3 with baked potatoes being the special menu item this week.  Those who can't make it to the game and see it on Altitude 2 with 'Celo and Fleming.

Player Availability:
OUT: GL John Berner (hand); D Sean St. Ledger (knee injury); F Kevin Doyle (shin)
SUSPENDED: M Jermaine Jones (through 4/13)
UNAVAILABLE: D Joseph Greenspan (Navy duty)

Toronto is missing two players due to injury.  Exactly what we all expected for the Rapids.  Of course "being available" and "Pablo being willing to start them" may vary for the six players returning from international duty.  Because of that I'm not going to attempt a starting XI prediction this week because PM has been so inconsistent with how he treats players after international games.

Prediction: 0-0 draw.  A struggling offense against Clint Irwin and Drew Moor and a pretty good defense so far against an average offense.  I just don't see a lot of excitement in this one.

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