The GOOD – The return of Shkelzen Gashi to the starting 11 after missing the previous game with an illness. Doyle rules!…..again, putting a header into the back of the net from a Gashi corner. Much better second half by the Rapids than the first half. The Rapids are now unbeaten in their last 7, winning 5 of those 7, also scoring 12 goals in those 7 games and relnquishing just 6 goals. Of the 3 games this last week, the Rapids grabbed 7 of a total 9 pts (2 wins, 1 draw). Still on top of the Western Conference and leading the Supporters Shield race.
The BAD – The poor defense leading up to Crew SC’s goal in the 23rd minute. Watching the last 10 minutes of the game.
The UGLY – Officiating, 15 fouls Colorado, 7 for Columbus.
Next up for the Rapids, away at Seattle Sounders FC on Saturday May 21st.
The GOOD – The Rapids are now 6-0 at home this season and on a current 6 game unbeaten streak.
Dom Dwyer, M.I.A. The battle between he and Sjoberg all night was a joy to watch.
Serna was the much needed spark off the bench.
The BAD – Sporting KC pressed high, were physical and were all over the Rapids Doyle, Jones, Badji and Solignac. Not leaving any space to get off any real targeted shots or any chance to be creative. This is where Gashi and Pappa were both greatly missed.
The UGLY – The game itself was ugly at times, but the beautiful game can’t always be beautiful every time out. If you believe that every game has to be beautiful, then clearly you’re not a fan of the sport as a whole. Take the good with the bad and learn to appreciate both. Every league on the planet has them.
Rapids currently are on top of the Western Conference with 23 pts and also lead the race for the Supporters Shield. Next up….Rapids @ Columbus Crew, Saturday May 14th
I just got home not long ago from SnowClassico 2, even with a cold and if you weren’t there, shame on you. Here’s a quick recap.
The GOOD – There were a number of things. Jermaine Jones long awaited debut, finishing with a goal and an assist.
The Rapids are undefeated at home, now at 3-0-0.
Badji nets his first goal of the season which turned out to be the game winner in the 81st minute.
Free coffee and hot chocolate for those in attendance, thanks RFO!
The BAD – The weather in some ways. Defense on Ronald Zubar’s goal in the 59th min for RBNY. It’s the exact same play that Dom Dwyer scored on Wedensday for Sporting against the Rapids, unmarked on the back side of the goal. Defense needs to tighten up.
This game could’ve have been worse than the 2-1 loss for RBNY as the Rapids missed many chances around the net, Pappa off the post, Badji off the post, Badji header saved by Robles, Solignac goal called offsides. RBNY weren’t really a threat offensively throughout.
The UGLY – MLS officiating, but hey at least we didn’t have Toledo officiate this game.
The Rapids are now 4-2-1, 3rd place in the Western Conference and in the Supporters Shield race with 13 pts.