Thursday, August 16, 2007

Thursday Night Soccer - NE vs. Rapids - Can the Rapids not suck?

New England Revolution (10-4-6) vs. Colorado Rapids (5-9-6)
9pm ET/6pm PT

New England rolls into town looking to take sole possession of first place in MLS with a result against the Rapids. Colorado actually comes in on a winning streak (yes, 1 game is a streak), however it was nothing but luck that they sit where they do.

The Revolution have picked up their attack of late, however Michael Parkhurst has a knee sprain, so he might not be able to help get their game move from the back. Then again, this is Colorado they are playing, so there is a very good chance the Revs backline will not see anything close to trouble.

Colorado is a team that creates very little but they know how to bunker down (sort of like Guatemala). It doesn't make for a pretty game, but it can be enough to frustrate the opposition into a tie. If NE expects to just come in a take the match without a struggle, they will end up disappointed.
Predictions: Me NE 2-0 CR, Wife NE 2-0 CR

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Blogger Mr. Fish said...

Note: This game WILL NOT be shown on ESPN2, but rather on Direct Kick.

2:55 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

3-0 CO!?

This really upsets my Fantasy League plans.

Seriously, though. What does this mean? How did the Rapids make this turnaround so quickly? What is their secret? Why does RSL still suck?

4:31 PM  
Blogger Allen said...

Turnaround? Please, a pure luck win over Houston in a game when at home the Rapids only could muster 4 shots (not SOG, only shots) in 90 minutes was... well, pure luck. They played well against New England but more so New England didn't show up. Wells Thompson was lost in the first half and Colin Clarke did a lot of damage while the rookie was in. By the time they changed that the game was practically over. More so, New England just didn't show up. I would stay far, far, far away from calling this a turnaround. This is still a team that has only won 6 of 21 this year, has a 10 game winless streak in there and, while I haven't double checked things lately, at one point only won 8 of 37 games (or something like that) between the 2 seasons.

12:09 PM  

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