PBP: #17 For Casey - Rapids visit the The Loony Bin AKA The Small Soda in Minnesota

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  1. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Acosta and Lewis not on the same page, spoiling a lot of good work from Kellyn
     
  2. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Connor, make a stinking change (the second). We got nothing going.
     
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  3. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Smith having a shocker tonight
     
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  4. Centennial

    Centennial Member+

    Apr 4, 2003
    Centennial
    When is the game supposed to start?
     
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  5. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Irwin saves his life by blocking that header from Opara
     
  6. Paranoid Coyote

    Paranoid Coyote Member+

    Oct 21, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Keeper forward!

    Irwin had a good game. Still would like to see a replay of the MNUFC goal, seemed offside to me but wasn't clear.
     
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  7. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Okay, fellow Rapids sufferers, tell me how a team with zero offense all game (I can’t remember the MN goalie making a good save) could take a sub into the locker room.

    MOM? I’m at a loss. Acosta had effort I guess.
     
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  8. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    Tough tough game.

    Kei wandered around a lot and couldn’t ever get in the game. Nicholson disappeared, and when he got the ball he tried to do much to stick it to his old team. Lewis had poor first touches all night and couldn’t do much with the ball when he had it. Acosta was all over the place. Smith had some stinkers.

    Hard to get anything out of a road game on short rest when players in key positions, and players you can normally count on, aren’t putting much up in the game.
     
  9. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Irwin did have a good match. Definite MOTM for me and probably the only Rapid I'd consider rating better than 5/10.

    Poor performance overall. Deserved, and too comfortable, win for MN. Hope it's not an omen for the rest of the road trip.
     
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  10. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
     
  11. Andy126

    Andy126 Member

    Mar 31, 2017
    Completely listless performance. Very reminiscent of the Rapids of old.

    Heavily out-possessed.
    Heavily out-shot.
    Space all over the field on defense.
    Constant emergency defending.
    Goalie standing on his head (GREAT game for Irwin).
    Virtually zero threat on offense.

    By the 30th minute it was clear we weren’t in the game.

    Ugly reminder of the all-too recent Rapids teams of the past.

    Still too Jekyll and Hyde for me.
     
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  12. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Watched on delay. Game sucked. I thought the penalty was legit. He stiff armed him. Irwin played well though he got lucky when he punted s ball into of their guys back side. Acosta active. Team sucked. Missed Price?
     
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  13. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
    Well, that stunk! That's a throwback Rapids game where the GK is the MOTM because he kept a 2-0 or 3-0 game at 1-0.
     
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  14. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Irwin MOTM, poor performance by the 'Pids ... this doesn't bode well for a long road trip
     
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  15. Bluecat82

    Bluecat82 Member+

    Feb 24, 1999
    Minneapolis, MN
    Club:
    Minnesota United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From the other side: I agree Irwin was your MOTM. We should have at least two more (Opara's header and something, anything from Danladi), not even including that horrible PK from Quintero.

    The thing that should make you nervous...after we made our third sub (Dotson for Quintero), I was sure this would be 12 minutes plus stoppage of last ditch defending with Mannone having to stand on his head (like he did against San Jose and the Open Cup semi against Portland) to keep it at 1-0.

    Not only did he not have to do that, we generated some of our best chances of the night. Without Rodriguez, Molino, Quintero or Toye.

    Oof.
     
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  16. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
    It's too humid in Minnesota! Too many mosquitos! The sun was in their eyes! The Rapids tried hard!
     
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  17. m vann

    m vann Moderator
    Staff Member

    Colorado Rapids & Celtic FC
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well that answers the question I had. I was out coaching and didn't see the match. I just saw the highlights on MLS.com and thought hey wait....DQ is offsides. Apparently not. Not even reviewed? Very surprised on that.

    Sounds like a lackluster, throwback Rapids match. Sounds like I should avoid the replay.
     
  18. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    VAR reviews every critical play, but on an offside its either offside or not, there's no judgement. The FIFA rules on VAR allow the CR to just accept the VAR's ruling on offside without checking it himself. MLS has told the refs to go look at every overturned offside on the fieldside monitor in order to make it clear that they went to replay (and to "sell" the process I assume) but they don't need to go look at a non overturned call. In this case the call was correct, the VAR tells the CR "no offside, good goal, check complete" and there's no reason for the CR to look at it.

    This is different than a red card or PK call, which the VAR would say something like "we have a clear error here you need to review" and then the CR goes and looks at it to decide if he agrees that he made a mistake or that he still doesn't feel the foul rises to the level of a red/PK.
     
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  19. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Meh. They don't even have the plague, how can we be afraid?
     
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  20. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nothing makes us nervous because we have no expectation of success and no hope of making the play-offs this season. Nervous next season will be bad also? Yes I guess there is that.

    I'd say good luck in the play-offs but I hate it when new'ish teams do well so I won't be rooting for you unless you play someone I hate. Entertain us I guess. And good luck if you play LA FCCityUnited, Seattle, or RSL in the play-offs. Cheers!
     
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  21. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Bodmer Line: 17/9 = 1.889 PPG (points needed to snag last playoff spot at 43 point average divided by games remaining)

    Kroenke Line: 0/9 = 0.000 PPG (maximum points that can be earned to win the average Wooden Spoon at just over 26 points). The Spoon leader is currently on pace for 24.5 points. The Rapids are far off the pace for the Spoon, and it would take 0.000 PPG the rest of the way and FC Cincinnati increasing its performance to have any chance to catch FC Cincinnati.

    Hudson Line: = no longer in play, measuring the PPG needed to become the worst team in MLS history. The record is 16 points, still held by D.C. United (3-24-7 in 2013). All teams are over 16 points now.

    Rapids: 7-13-5, with 26 points in 25 matches = 1.040 PPG, on pace for 35.4 points for the season, after completing the worst first third of a season (2 points) in MLS history.

    Rapids: surrendering 2.000 goals per match (50 goals in 25 matches) on pace to surrender 68.0 goals for the season. The current MLS record is 74 goals allowed (Orlando City, 2018). The Rapids would have to surrender 2.778 goals per match the rest of the season (25 goals in 9 games) to be the worst defensive team in MLS history.

    Coaching comparison:
    Hudson: 0-7-2, 2 points, 0.181 PPG in 9 matches. 12 GF (1.333 avg), 24 GA (2.667 avg), Diff = -12
    Casey: 7-6-3, 24 points, 1.500 PPG in 16 matches. 29 GF (1.933 avg), 26 GA (1.625 avg), Diff = +3

    Lest we ever forget: Hudson’s all-time Rapids MLS regular season record: 43 matches as head coach, 8-26-9 record, 0.767 PPG; 48 GF (1.116 avg), 87 GA (2.023 avg), -39 differential.
     
  22. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I can't say that I was surprised by this match. Minnesota was a playoff-bound team, playing at home, and on a roll in home games.

    During the Hudson era, we would have been cheering it as a less awful loss and a possible sign of improvement. It's encouraging that we're not thrilled with the loss.
     
  23. commercecity

    commercecity Member

    Oct 8, 2007
    Commerce City, CO
    I think a card was issued for that punt block. Not that I can watch replays anymore, thanks ESPN+.
     
  24. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I didn't think the Loons player did anything wrong. I think the keeper has to hold up and go around him in that case. That's why I though what's-his-name was lucky.
     
  25. Paranoid Coyote

    Paranoid Coyote Member+

    Oct 21, 2007
    Memphis, TN
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My guess is a liberal interpretation of "preventing the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands".
     
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