Thursday, August 18, 2005

MLS Mid-Week 20 recap

With two late goals, the Colorado Rapids were able to see off the best team in MLS and go 9 points up on Real Salt Lake for the final Western Conference playoff spot. The first half was about even with both sides having a couple good attempts on goal. In the second half, the Revs feel apart and the Rapids to full advantage. Alain Nkong got his fifth goal of the night off a nice flick from Eric Denton in the 78th. However, the biggest moment of the match came in the 84th minute. Jay Heaps found himself alone in the Revs' area, forcing goalie Matt Reis to come off his line. Reis then proceeded to body slam Heaps to the ground, earning himself a red card and Colorado a penalty kick. I don't know what Reis was thinking. His team was down a goal and he had to know that his actions would get him sent off and suspended from their next match against DC United. Reis is a great keeper, but actions like last night make him look bush-league. Anyway, Jean Philippe Peguero was able to bury the pk. Colorado 2 - New England 0

My Guess vs. Final Score
Game (my guess) Final score
Colorado - New England (1-3) 2-0

Total so far this season: 11-14


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