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Colorado Rapids vs. L.A. Galaxy– Recap

SharePre-game thoughts & questions: The Rapids entered the weekend having seen their 9 point lead shrink to 6 after K.C. Wizards dispatched the Chicago Fire mid week.  The Wizards would play and finish their game against the New England Revolution before the Rapids would take the field in southern California against the Galaxy.  At kick off either that lead will have shrunk further to 3 … Continue reading

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Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago– Recap

ShareKeys Going In: The  last game before the break.  The Rapids have an opportunity to hit the break with their 4th consecutive win. Keys: Are they able to replace Pablo without impacting the chemistry they’ve built. Can they continue to control the ball and limit Fire chances. Finish, Finish, Finish I wondered if Coach Smith would keep the same formation and insert Ross LaBauex in … Continue reading

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Colorado Rapids vs. Chicago Fire – Recap

ShareThe Rapids tied the Fire yesterday afternoon in the Rapids home opener 2-2. First and foremost, the Rapids have begun the season with a win and a tie.  That’s four points and taken alone should be considered a good start.  Those who know me won’t be surprised to find that I’m not letting what should be considered a good start stop me from whining . … Continue reading

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Rapids Vs. Chicago Fire – Recap

ShareI don’t make game predictions anymore because, quite frankly, I’ve been pessimistic about the team all year and while occasionally I’ll think they have a good chance to win, I am, all to often, disappointed and find the team living down to my expectations. Today’s game against the Fire is a classic example. As I laid out in two previous blogs, today’s game was lining … Continue reading

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Rapids vs. Chivas & Looking Ahead – Next Two Games

ShareChivas Recap: It’s difficult to find much to complain about after the Rapids dominated Chivas last Saturday. Being tired, I won’t. Gary Smith surprised me a little by starting Nick LaBrocca instead of Mehdi Ballouchy, a pleasant surprise. Jamie Smith also made his first start and went the distance, another pleasant surprise. Nick provides solid mid field coverage for the team. He’s not fancy and … Continue reading

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