Monday, October 10, 2016

Vacation Recap

After some consideration I've decided not to endorse this park...

For the last week and a half I've been in Florida doing the theme park circuit (including Universal's Islands of Adventure, above) and visiting my father-in-law (again, above, on the right).  Thus the prolonged absence of any posts here.  I've tried posting from an iPad and its a bit of a pain in the ass.  So let's do a quick recap of the two games I missed.

The first half of Rapids-Timbers was physical but bad:

LeToux scores early in the second:

Rapids enact their patented "hold on to a 1 goal lead for dear life" strategy:

Rapids win!

Man of the Match: LeToux

Badji scores early against Houston:

Rapids give it back before half:

Badji scores the same goal again after half off another assist from Powers:

Gashi gives the Rapids the mythical 2 goal lead:

Houston scores, giving us a 1 goal lead to hold on to for the final minutes:

Rapids win!

Man of the Match: Dominque Badji

Oh and at the same time, this happened

With that win the Rapids clinch a top 2 finish for the first time in their history, set a new record for total points in a season (54 and counting), and are guaranteed their best pts/game in a season.

If they win their 3 remaining games they'll win the Supporters Shield (they're 2 back of Dallas with a game in hand but lose the tiebreakers).  A win and a draw in the final 3 will guarantee a CONCACAF Champions League spot next year and hosting MLS Cup if we make it.

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