Friday, March 30, 2018

Rapids Try To Bust Union

I don't know if a game in March could be considered a must-win at any time, but tomorrow is probably as close as the Rapids will come.  With trips to Dallas and FSL around a home game against TFC this is probably the Rapids best shot at a win until Orlando comes to town in a month.  Starting the season on a six-game winless streak won't make anyone happy.  Game time tomorrow is 7pm so the tailgate starts at 4.  Fleming and Balboa will have the call on Altitude if you can't make it.

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

Boli should be available as he's been practicing with the team, though I don't expect him to start.  Aigner participate in practice this week so hopefully he'll at least make the bench.  Philly has two players out injured, one questionable, and one suspended so they're in worse shape than us.

Considering how well we started last week's game I expect the same XI to start this week.  With Aigner and Boli possibly available though I expect different subs.

Prediction: 2-1 win, goals by Mason and Aigner.  I think we've seen the new defense is unlikely to get a shutout but I think the team builds from last week and does a better job defensively.  They'll have to work at it but I think they can find two goals tomorrow, even against a team that has yet to concede this season.

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