Pre/In/Post Rapids @ San Jose, Sat. July 29, 2017

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  1. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Rapids at the San Jose Earthquakes, Saturday, 6PM.
    @ the San Jose soccer stadium, TV is Altittude, Radio too presumably. 950AM
    Somebody else can get the important stuff like refs and series history, etc...

    I dropped cable near the end of June. I was out of town for every Rapids game in a light month (out of town most of the month, actually), I had no interest in the Gold Cup, and I figured this being a non-WC, non Euros, non Olympic summer is was a good one to drop it (for awhile at least). How should I watch this game? MLS have a package where you don't have to pay for the whole league? Anyone do Fuball TV or other providers? I will also want to watch the All-Star game, I enjoy that. Where should I start a thread on BigSoccer?

    Thx. You can also discuss the game if you like. My prediction is Rapids loose 2-1.
     
  2. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    MLS package won't help you as Altitude enforces a blackout of 48 hours on MLS Live before the game is available in markets Altitude is in.
     
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  3. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Good to know. So I have to find a way to get Altitude. I should have also said I won't illegal stream it, to me that is unethical.

    It's possible I find a friend's house for this one (or skip it), go next week to the home game, then get cable again or something mid-August.
     
  4. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    PRO's assignments for the match:

    REF: HILARIO GRAJEDA
    AR1: Ian Anderson
    AR2: Danny Thornberry
    4TH: Marcos DeOliveira

    And the all-anagram PRO crew:

    REF: GO, JAIL DIARRHEA!
    AR1: Sane Andiron
    AR2: Herd Born Tyranny
    4TH: O, Comedies' Arrival
     
  5. kucsdat

    kucsdat Member

    Jul 12, 2012
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  6. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Can I steal this? :D
     
  7. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    San Jose: 5-1-4 at home, 14 GF, 10 GA, +4 goal differential at home
    Colorado: 0-7-1 road, 3 GF, 14 GA, -11 goal differential on the road

    San Jose's only home loss was 4-2 to the L.A. Galaxy, at 5-4-1, the best MLS road team. Colorado's only road point was last match.

    Form (last 5):
    San Jose: WWLLL
    Colorado: LLWLT

    Neither team is playing well. San Jose is a point out of the last playoff spot, but well behind Vancouver in PPG. Colorado, Philadelphia, and D.C. United are trying to stir the Wooden Spoon, though Colorado has two games in hand on the other Spoon contenders.

    Prediction: 1-1 draw. Boring, sloppy match. No particular reason for expecting a draw.
     
  8. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely!
     
  9. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
    Are there still watch parties around/
     
  10. jimijam28

    jimijam28 Member+

    Nov 9, 2010
    Denver area
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  11. Dom. FC

    Dom. FC Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Central US
    Rapids 2 shots, Quakes 2 goals, or is there a new metric in use?
     
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  12. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
    He ref'd the Spurs-Roma friendly earlier this week. Pair of controversial PK calls--called one that looked soft, didn't call one that looked like a pen.
     
  13. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    3-1 quakes
     
  14. fortcollins

    fortcollins Member+

    Apr 12, 2006
    Fort Collins
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Grajeda is an interesting ref. He's worked MLS games for a lot of years. He's quick with the whistle, but a bit reluctant to start sending people off. His pen calls have always been head scratchers. (I remember the game deciding one he gave the Gals against Colorado a couple years back.) He's one of the few refs who has carded diving, and I like that. He has good mechanics and gets in position to make good calls, and there are a couple refs who don't do that. Overall, he's not a bad ref. I'd take him over Toledo or Bazooka Fists any day.
     
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  15. Dom. FC

    Dom. FC Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Central US
    But still maybe the only thing worse than Jail Diarrhea might be small-boat-far-from-shore-diarrhea?
     
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  16. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    0-0 draw. The two worst offenses in the Western Conference means this isn't going to be high scoring. This is a game the Rapids could steal though with San Jose's defense being in the bottom third of the league. The problem is we're a lousy road team. So I expect lots of bad soccer and no scoring.

    http://view-from-the-couch.blogspot.com/2017/07/do-it-now.html
     
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  17. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Not that I know, I'm lazy about that sort of thing.
     
  18. Rod1916

    Rod1916 Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Are you saying 0 shots on goal, or 0 goals. :)

    Also, "lots of bad soccer" seems to be the catch-phrase from most games this season?
     
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  19. AlbertCamus

    AlbertCamus Member+

    Colorado Rapids
    Sep 2, 2005
    Colorado, USA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    You're not encouraging me to run-out and get my cable back on.
     
  20. Rod1916

    Rod1916 Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Thinking about this game, I expect we can hold a clean-sheet. I also think with the focus on offense, we get a cheap goal. So, I am predicting (gasp!) a 1-0 win. It is time.

    If Da Fonte plays, then I predict a 1-1 tie as usually makes at least one mistake that costs us a goal.

    Note that I am not saying great soccer will be played.

    rod.
     
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  21. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    You guys have a better than average chance of beating us today, Godoy and Hyka are out so Salinas will probably start, or worse yet Dawkins :(
     
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  22. Beerking

    Beerking Member+

    Nov 14, 2000
    Humboldt County
    Hang it over the bow. :D
     
  23. Stuart95

    Stuart95 Member+

    Mar 11, 2012
    Stafford, VA
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-1, goal by Doyle, couple of great saves by McMath
     
  24. Totoro

    Totoro Member+

    Dec 3, 2009
    Colorado
  25. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Pablo going with his patented "Well it worked last week so I'm not going to change anything/much" strategy.
     
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