Friday, September 2, 2016

Unofficial Jameson's NIght

North Bridge, location of the 'Shot Heard Round the World'

Officially Jameson Night is only when the Revolution come to Denver.  We wouldn't want to jinx that by holding it in some other scenario but if some fans were to tip one back unofficially tomorrow I don't think the Rapids would refuse some Irish luck in New England.tomorrow night.  GAme time tomorrow is 5:30pm and 'Celo and Fleming will have the call on Altitude.

Player Availability:
OUT: M Dillon Serna (season ending ACL tear)
QUESTIONABLE: D Sean St. Ledger (knee); M Jermaine Jones (quad)
UNAVAILABLE: GK Tim Howard (USA), D Mekeil Williams (T&T), M Marco Pappa (Guatemala), F Shkelzen Gashi (Albania)

Orlando has one player our and 5 Questionable, plus 2 away on international duty.  We know from yesterday's news that Jones will not be available, I assume we won't see St. Ledger either.

Starting XI Prediction:

Bench: Berner/pool GK, Badji, Calvert, Castillo, C. Doyle, Watts

We'll have to recall Pfeffer or Greenspan from Charlotte in order to have a full bench, which I think is unlikely.  The lineup seems pretty obvious based on who's available.

Prediction: 0-0 draw.  The missing attacking power + travel + turf means the Rapids won't get a goal.  The Rapids almost intact D + NE's sputtering offense means the Revolution won't get a goal.

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