Friday, April 8, 2016

The Cup Goes On A Road Trip

FSL.  I hate these guys (to paraphrase Indy)

The Rocky Mountain Cup takes a road trip to Sandy this week.  Unlike its trip here last fall though it will be safely in the hands of the Rapids travelling contingent and will return in one piece.  This is the first of three matches in the RMC this year, the first of two in Sandy.  Colorado has never won in Sandy (but they have won in Salt Lake City) so they'll be looking to pull off a bit of an upset.  Game time tomorrow is 7:30pm on Altitude 2.

Player Availability:
OUT: GL John Berner (hand); D Marlon Hairston (hamstring); D Sean St. Ledger (knee injury); D Jared Watts (hamstring); F Kevin Doyle (shin)
SUSPENDED: M Jermaine Jones (through 4/13)
UNAVAILABLE: D Joseph Greenspan (Navy duty); D Mekeil Williams (visa issues)

FSl has 4 players out and 5 players probable due to injury.  Exactly what we all expected for the Rapids based on the Post report yesterday.  With a couple of guys in Charlotte as well we're probably not going to have a full bench and no defensive cover outside of Serna.

Starting XI Prediction:
Really a no-brainer, especially the back five.  With our missing players and our play last week I expect no changes.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Gashi.  FSL goes up early, probably involving Burrito Martinez, but due to our good defense they only get one.  Another late game collapse allows the Rapids to get out of town with a point and they take away FSL's home field advantage in the Rocky Mountain Cup.

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