PBP: Minnesota United @ Rapids • Sat. • 8pm

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by unkiemark, May 6, 2021.

  1. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Hopefully I've gotten the day and time correct this week.

    Rapids come in with a bit of momentum having gotten their first win of the season last week. MUN comes in with no momentum (aggregate score of 1-7) and apparently some solid talent.

    According to Fraser:


    Also looks like the Rapids are healthy for this match.
     
  2. therapidsnumbernine

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Jul 16, 2019
  3. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
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  4. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
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  5. Dom. FC

    Dom. FC Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Central US
    Livesoccertv says Altitude will broadcast but Directv shows Avalanche on the main channel and Nuggets on the alternate?
     
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  6. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They put a message out that game can only be seen on a game Stream they are going to do.
     
  7. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting Kei Kamara is not on MN roster, looks like he's a FA.
     
  8. fischerw

    fischerw Member+

    Sep 15, 2004
    Joplin, MO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I follow the Loons pretty closely-- they are not as bad as the 0-3 record shows right now. I think that their bad start has something to do with Adrian Heath's tactical stubbornness. This won't be an easy game. I'll predict a high scoring draw, say 2-2 or 3-3.
     
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  9. SccrDon

    SccrDon Member+

    Dec 4, 2001
    Colorado Springs
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Losing to winless MNU would be such a #ThatsSoRapids moment....

    I predict a win, though. 2-1
     
  10. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Player status on the media game notes just lists Galvan and Beitashour as OUT. No questionable players, Vines, Abubakar, and Price are not listed in the injury report.
     
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  11. therapidsnumbernine

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Jul 16, 2019
    Yup he did not renew after 2020. He still lives in Denver according to Instagram. Given our inability to finish I don't think it's out of the question to give him a call!
     
  12. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Interesting, ColoradoRapids.com still shows Kortne Ford as Injured.
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    Intern either forgot to update or he's still having issues
     
  13. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    I predict a high scoring win. 4-2 Rapids. I'm out of town and won't be there. Hopefully I'll catch it on ESPN+.
     
  14. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Kort is officially on the IR and not eligible for a couple more games, which is probably why he was left out of the media game notes.
     
  15. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    2-1 win, goals by Rubio and Namli. Minnesota has looked bad so far and while that can't last I think we can take advantage while they're down. They've only scored once this season but they have too much talent to not expect them to find a way to get a goal on the board. We're going to need to step up for our first multi-goal game of the season.

    http://view-from-the-couch.blogspot.com/2021/05/1-year-2-months-and-1-day.html
     
  16. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  17. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    I’m a lot less optimistic about tonight’s game than most. I think we squeak out a hard fought 1-1 tie that could’ve gone either way with a few close calls on both ends of the field.

    Minnesota still has a lot of talent on their roster, it just hasn’t clicked for them yet. Unless the Rapids come out swinging, take control of the game early, and don’t let the Loons get a foot hold on the game, it’s going to be a long night.
     
  18. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Obviously the Rapids struggles with finishing have been an issue this season, particularly v Dallas and Vancouver. Thus, one key for this match in my book is whether or not they can improve in this area.

    Thinking of the last match v MUN, lack of finishing was a major factor. The Rapids were energized and generating good opportunities but failed to score. Same thing in the first 10 minutes or so of the second half.

    It's gonna be fun to see Vines and Acosta on the pitch together tonight. Each in their own way make the Rapids much better both defending and on the attack.
     
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  19. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member+

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    2-0 victory. I never predict clean sheets, but I see the Rapids playing a defensive game and what the heck. Shin and Acosta with the goals.
     
  20. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    Well. I’ve got the Minnesota commentators for the next 90. This will be fun....
     
  21. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member+

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Ouch. Reminds me of Rubio’s goal last week.

    Rapids pushed around for 15 minutes.
     
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  22. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Just got on, where's Fleming?
     
  23. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got to stop with the turn overs trying to get ball out of our own end. That and Wilson's utter lack of any speed over a light jog are just killing us giving up goals.

    We do not look like the MLS team that returned the most Players (PT wise) from 2020, we look like a team playing together for the first time.
     
  24. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    I think the biggest positive we can pull from the first half is that at least Reynoso’s screamer of a free kick won’t win goal of the week - thanks to FSL’s Rubio Rubin’s bicycle kick last night.

    That’s it. Biggest positive I can think of out of that half.

    Hopefully Fraser has got something up his sleeve for second half adjustments, because man...we’re not getting much going right now
     
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  25. Sports Yak

    Sports Yak Member+

    Jul 17, 2007
    Lakewood
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    2-0 deficit at half. And well deserved.

    Not sure whether Shin touched the ball. Rubio the same. Barrios kicked it as hard as he could...the ball boys are on their toes.
     
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