I’m hoping for an upset tonight against FC Dallas in the 5th round of the US Open Cup but let’s be honest, it’s not gonna happen. Unless Pablo transforms himself in Pep Guardiola, or Antonio Conte, the Rapids will likely end their US Open Cup run in the same fashion as last year and to the same team. Match can be watched online at ussoccer.com, kickoff 6pm(MT). I think we can expect Pablo to rest most of the bigger names tonight against FC Dallas ahead of this weekend’s league matchup with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Gashi now back from injury may see the pitch some tonight.
The U23s match tonight at DSGP couldn’t come at worse time (seriously no pun intended) with kickoff half an hour before the Rapids kickoff with FC Dallas at 6pm.
Best of luck to Ryan Madden in his new position as Rapids Director of Communications. Also best of luck to Deshorn Brown in his second stint in MLS. Brown will make his first return to DSGP with DC United against the Rapids August 19th.
Rapids defender and Trinidadian Mekeil Williams was added to the roster for his home country Trinidad & Tobago today as they prepare to face the United States in a World Cup Qualifier match next Thursday June 8th at DSGP. Full story here.
In what comes as a surprise to most everyone this morning, Tim Hinchey just granted the wishes of many of the Rapids faithful. Hinchey will be leaving the Rapids front office to take over as President & CEO of USA Swimming as reported in a press release by USA Swimming.
Switchbacks FC fail to advance in last night’s match against OKC Energy FC in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup, missing out on a 3rd straight meeting with the Rapids this season. The Rapids will face Energy FC for the first time. Game according to ussoccer.com is scheduled for June 13th. 3rd round US Open Cup results and 4th round schedule here.
No Bobby Burling for this weekend’s match again the Crew SC, thanks to the Disciplinary Committee. No Howard due to US National team duties. No Watts possibly with a calf injury. Mekeil Williams is possibly also out as he is training with Trinidad & Tobago this week for the upcoming WCQ against the US next Thursday. So the back four for Saturday looks like it could be Hairston, Sjoberg, Ford and Miller to start.
Congrats to Conor Casey who will join the Rapids Gallery of Honor on Saturday.