Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Rapids Start Final Run In Dallas

5 games in the next 25 days to finish the season.  Officially the Rapids haven't been eliminated from playoff contention yet but a loss tomorrow night would do it.  Even a draw would do it if San Jose wins tomorrow.  San Jose winning either game this week and FSL not losing on Saturday will eliminate us regardless of our result.  No surprise, its been over for a while, but it will actually be nice to make it official.  Game time tomorrow in Dallas is 6pm with the game on Altitude.

The Rapids will be missing Doyle, due to his ongoing concussion symptoms, while School of Mines grad Tesho Akendele is suspended for Dallas.  Otherwise both teams are at full strength.  While the Rapids have nothing to play for Dallas is trying to stop a 10 game skid and save their playoff chances.  Right now they're barely on the outside looking in at FSL by .01 pts/game.

Most likely we'll see some changes tomorrow due to the 3 games in a week schedule we have.  I doubt Aigner will start but we might see Gashi and/or Boateng.  Really the only question left though is if Badji will get to 10 goals or not.

Prediction: 1-1 draw, goal by Badji.  Dallas is a mess right now but we're still not good.  Ttheir slide continues and they'll be ripe for an upset in a week and a half here in Colorado but for now we get a point and keep our hopes of beating our worst ever season going.  Badji gets his surprising 10th goal.

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