Friday, June 30, 2017

Quick Rapids-Dynamo Preview

Short and sweet this week as I just got back from day 1 of Denver Comic-Con and have to be up early for day 2.  BTW, seeing Gaten Matarazzo and Caleb McLaughlin from Stranger Things was awesome.  Anyway, on to the game.  Kickoff tomorrow is 7pm, tailgate at 4.  I am hoping to make it by 6:30 if the Mike Coulter/Finn Jones and Greg Grunberg sessions don't run late. :D  Fireworks post game so expect a sold out crowd and a long wait getting out of the parking lot if you stay for the late show.

Burling is out for this one, with a long list of questionables including Gashi, Gatt, Powers, Sjoberg, and Saied.  Azira is suspended for yellow card accumulation for this one.  Boateng should be good to go, which is a plus.  Howard was not called up for the Gold Cup (this was expected as Bruce gives some younger options a try) so he'll be in the nets.  Houston has two players out and a third questionable.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Hairston.  Midweek games from both teams, altitude, heat, and travel will make this a sluggish affair.  Because of that Houston's top 5 defense will not be as proficient as it could be.  That will lead to a draw.

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