Friday, March 23, 2018

Hey, Its Soccer Time In Commerce City Again!

The new Gate E entrance graphics

After what feels like a lengthy bye week and a long winter, tomorrow the Rapids are finally back at the Dick for league play!  We've got a new coach, new players, and new food (GB's!) to look forward to.  The key things haven't changed though, the tailgate starts at 4 and kickoff is at 7.  Those who can't make it can watch the game on Altitude.

Player Availability:
OUT: D Kortne Ford (L MCL sprain); M Shkelzen Gashi (calf injury)

F Yannick Boli

KC is down two players to injury as well so the teams will be close to equal, though we are out 3 almost guaranteed starters.

Reports are that Mason and Aigner will be available, but only off the bench, they're not ready to go 90 yet.  I think Jackson gets rewarded for his goal in the opener and starts in the place of McBean.  I really hope Wynne goes to the bench now that Sjoberg is available, he hasn't looked up to the role at this point.

Prediction: 1-0 win, goal by Badji.  I think the home opener boost carries us past SKC.  This is a hopeful prediction though, not one really based on the analysis of the two teams.

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