Friday, September 23, 2016

54' 40" Or Fight!

Rapids. Whitecaps. Its going to be wet.

A final trip to Canada, at least in the regular season, is up tomorrow for the Rapids.  Vancouver is barely holing on to playoff hopes and a loss combined with an KC win would all but eliminate them this weekend.  Meanwhile the Rapids need a win to stay in the Shield race.  Game time tomorrow is 5pm on Altitude.

Player Availability:
OUT: D Bobby Burling (toe); M Dillon Serna (season ending ACL tear); M Jermaine Jones (quad)
QUESTIONABLE: D Sean St. Ledger (knee); F Kevin Doyle (toe)
ONE YELLOW FROM SUSPENSION: D Axel Sjoberg (5 games until good behavior reduction); M Micheal Azira (4 games)

The only improvement from last week is Doyle is at least Questionable now.  Still, not great.  Vancouver is down 3 players to injury.

Starting XI Prediction:

I'm really hoping we see Gashi on top but I wouldn't be socked by Badji.  Otherwise I think Pablo is going to "stay the course" on the lineup as much as possible.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Hairston.  Vancouver has the worst defense in the West and an average offense.  I think, even on turf, we can gt a point out of this game but our play has been so uneven of late I'm not confident in a win.

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