Saturday, July 29, 2017

Do It Now

The Clash's final studio album

Do It Now.  As in, win on the road now.  We can't wait any longer to start putting points on the board if we have any hopes of making the playoffs.  It starts tonight in San Jose against the team formerly know as the Clash.  Game time is an odd 6pm kickoff in Denver with the game on Altitude.

Burling is still out for this one while Gashi, Gatt, and Sjoberg are listed as questionable.  Pablo has already announced that MacMath will start this one in the nets while Howard rests from him Gold Cup games earlier this week.  San Jose has 5 players out injured or suspended so we're hitting them at a good time.

I'm going to assume a continuation of the 4-4-2 we've been seeing from the Rapids, with Doyle and Badji starting up top.  As far as I know Aigner doesn't have his paperwork yet (he may even be back in Germany dealing with it right now) so we won't see him tonight.  It will be interesting to see if Boateng starts tonight or we stick with the lineup from Toronto.  Pablo tends to like to stick to identical lineups after a good result.

Prediction: 0-0 draw.  The two worst offenses in the Western Conference means this isn't going to be high scoring.  This is a game the Rapids could steal though with San Jose's defense being in the bottom third of the league.  The problem is we're a lousy road team.  So I expect lots of bad soccer and no scoring.

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