Thursday, August 24, 2017

Rapids Continue To Sink

Not going to spend too long on this game review.  It was just more of the same.  This team is just not very good and that's not going to change in 2017.  Defensive breakdowns and a hell of a goal from Nagbe led to the 2-1 loss I predicted.  Saeid slipped a goal past the Portland defense to avoid the shutout.

  • Last night's starting XI showed we were going for it...on Saturday.  I have no problem with that decision.  The only thing for the fans to look forward to this season is maybe winning the Rocky Mountain Cup so I was glad to see the team use a test lineup last night and save the best options for Saturday in Sandy.
  • Mike da Fonte is not a MLS caliber player.  VAR got that call correct.
  • A number of players (Williams, Serna, Gatt) had a chance to make a statement last night.  They were very quiet instead.
Man of the Match: Mohammed Saeid.  Yeah, I took the easy way out.


SccrDon said...

Other possible MOTM were Tim Howard, for keeping us in the match in the first half, and Kevin Doyle for continuing to work hard for the team and being part of the little possession we had in the attacking half. Short list, and the easy choice was the right choice.

Jester said...

Eric Miller has a good game considering. He was pretty strong all night. It's disappointing none of the fridge players stepped up. I think we're going to see a big turn over this winter. Whether or not it gets any better, we'll have to wait and see.