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Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by COMtnGuy, May 2, 2012.
Excellent move by Akpan, but the Rapids, down 1 think 1 guy in the box should be enough - sigh
What's the NE attendance like? It looks low.
Thought Mullan had one
The Rapids are getting chances, which is more than they've done in other games this season when they've been losing late.
MLS needs to ban all turf fields
Omar has been pretty much AWOL since about the 15th minute.
That extra time was total BS
Rev guy single handed used up half by rolling around when he was barely touched
Well the Rapids are solidifying their place as a mediocre or slightly less team.
I need to get into the customization because those question marks are annoying as hell.
The ref was simply terrible tonight. The only thing worse than his reffing was our play. Where did Omar go? Why is Rivero's touch so bad? Hell, why do all of our players have terrible touches? How many times did Marshall get to see Sene's backside?
First real bad loss of the season.
Turf. It really does make a difference.
What's more amazing is how the Revs haven't managed to turn the crappy field into a huge home field advantage a la Seattle. Goes to show how bad the Revs are.
I thought NY game was pretty bad. I wasn't able to watch this game so... Results suck, that's for sure.
Attendance is low on this one... they average over 12000 per game usually, but my guess is that since it's a weekday and Foxborough is 20 miles out of Boston, that kills it. That's probably an hour drive, maybe more, in Boston rush-hour traffic, if you live on the south side of the city. If you live north of the Charles... fugeddaboutit.
In other news, I for once can't think of anything good to say about this game except it's over. Maybe this weekend will bring some sunshine. Oh, that reminds me of what's good. Nice weather lately, so I've gotten to ride the moto most of the last couple weeks. About the game, still nothin.
6,149. Only second game all year under 10k in MLS.
It seemed bad at the time but in hindsight that was the beginning of the ferocious ter that Henry and Cooper have been on and NY looks like a different team since then.
I keep holding out hope, but it's getting more difficult to do so.
Yup. I was not optimistic going into this NE game, and now I have reason to be less so in Dallas. I keep thinking that with the new coach and the new players things will gel "soon". I remember stating on some forum somewhere before the first game that the Rapids would have a sketchy first half of the season and then start to bring it together for the second half (cuz of all the "newness"). Guess I can still hold out for that.
I am still looking forward to seeing how they do when Casey gets back in shape.
Besides the poor marking on the Sene goal, what bothered me today was they seemed very susceptible, even helpless, against NE's pressing.
I hear you and am also looking forward as well, but damn, how is he going to fix the other 9 players and keep them from bad marking, poor passing, not moving, shoddy technique.
In fairness, I did see some flashes of great play, but when that 30 second highlight reel gets expanded to 90 minutes....
Longball party... And another different lineup.
We need to bring in some more defenders. Marshall is old, Palguta isn't that good, and Freeman remains to be seen. Kimura could be on the outs with the team. Wynne gets hurt. We've added forwards and midfielders, time to add some defenders.
I don't know if the thread is on this new version of Bigsoccer, but can people remind me again what their expectations were, heading into this season?
We're rebuilding, we've already had a rather large roster turnover and it's not even June. We've got a new coach with different tactical emphases, different "style" preferences from management, and hold-over players are having to adapt on the fly after being indoctrinated in Gary Smith's rather different, defend-first-and-minimize-mistakes, conservative mentality.
An up-and-down season, mediocre season, however you want to put it, is par for the course with those parameters.
If you look on the plus side, while finishing is still lacking, our attacking ideas are starting to take on a more separate identity from what Gary installed here. It's still a work in progress, but you're starting to see combining through the center of the pitch between attacking mids, some pass-and-move, players like Cascio unafraid to let one fly from anywhere on the field. It's going to be frustrating because not everyone is quite on that same page yet, but the last 3 games we've had entire halves where we looked like everyone knew how to attack in unison and how to possess and where to expect each other on the field. In Seattle, we had maybe 15 minutes of that. Against RSL and Chicago, we had barely minutes of it. So I see the progress in all of this and am hopeful it continues.
Also, for those pessimistic/resigned, we really just had one bad judgment by Pickens, and we were lacking Marvell. The game didn't swing on much, and with Marvell in there perhaps we get at least a point out of this.
This. I'm still excited by the potential of this team, and will hopefully start to see some consistency in the lineup.