Friday, May 25, 2018

Rapids Try To Snap Losing Streak By Snapping Trees

Any chance to salvage this season starts tomorrow with the first of 4 out of 5 at home.  Portland comes to town on a roll so it won't be easy.  Game time tomorrow is the normal 7pm so the tailgate starts at 4.  Altitude TV for those who can't make it.

Player Availability: 
OUT: D Kortne Ford (L MCL sprain); D Marlon Hairston (right knee surgery)


Despite not appearing int he injury report Johan Blomberg has already been announced as the guest for "Tailgate Live"  in front of Eighteen36 tomorrow during the pregame, so we know he won't be available.  Portland has 4 players out and 1 questionable.

Sadly I don't expect many changes despite a lineup that's not working.  Maybe we see Gashi start, maybe we see Serna instead of Blomberg (but I doubt it) but that's about all I expect.  No Aigner in the 18, no Boli starting.

Prediction: 2-1 loss, goal by Badji.  Portland is scoring about half a goal more per game than the Rapids while giving up about the same number.  I expect it to look like a close game, the Rapids won't get blown out but I think the Timbers will largely control the game.  Colorado makes it interesting but in the end its another loss.

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