PBP: Rapids @ FC Dallas • 6pm MT • Sat., April 17

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by unkiemark, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    We must all be in preseason form as there hasn't been a game thread started earlier.

    This appears to be a match the Rapids can win if they play as a group and with confidence. I am thinking Barrios will start due to his form in preseason and then he'll really be fired up to face the team that traded him. Also feel Shinyashiki starts as Rubio hasn't been participating in preseason friendlies until just recently and thus may not have match fitness.

    2-1 Rapids

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  2. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
     
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  3. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    Barrios revenge game brace?
     
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  4. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  5. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well this is bad, from the MLSSoccer.com injury report:

    OUT: Braian Galvan (undisclosed injury)
    QUESTIONABLE: Lalas Abubakar (undisclosed)
    QUESTIONABLE: Sam Vines
     
  6. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  7. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    1-1 draw, goal by Barrios. Before seeing the injury report I thought we could steal 3 points tomorrow but now I think getting a point on the road will be good enough. The makeshift backline will leak a goal even without Ferreria but we'll even it out with Barrios returning to Dallas and getting some revenge.

    http://view-from-the-couch.blogspot.com/2021/04/and-here-we-go.html
     
  8. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    So, the back line will be?

    Beitashour Trusty Wilson Rosenberry

    Galván seem to have been injured from just about the entire preseason.
     
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  9. jrowe13

    jrowe13 Member

    Jun 14, 2006
    Anyone else going to watch the game anywhere else besides the Celtic? Blue spruce brewing used to show rapids matches BC (before covid) do they still put them on?
     
  10. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I believe I saw something on Facebook about a group going there today
     
  11. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    Weather report at time of kickoff shows that it will be 62, mostly cloudy, and 40% humidity.

    Not a bad temp to play in your first game of the season! Especially for an away game at Dallas
     
  12. m vann

    m vann Moderator
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    Colorado Rapids, Celtic FC, & Louisville City
    Sep 10, 2002
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Celtic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #12 m vann, Apr 17, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021

    If you’re on the Northside.... Frolic Brewing in Westminster will have the game on in their event room tonight. My buddy is on the taps tonight and he always wrangles a nice Rapids fans in to watch.
     
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  13. Rod1916

    Rod1916 Member+

    Jun 17, 2012
    Colorado
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    Colorado Rapids
    Love Frolic! Heading to the celtic tonight for the first game, but agree Frolic is a great choice. Looking forward to the rest of the away games there.

    Rod
     
  14. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
  15. Independiente

    Independiente Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Mar 15, 2005
    Littleton, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, I sure hope Vines and Abubakar are able to get the start despite the 'questionable' status. Vines and Lewis have good chemistry. Barrios did look great in the preseason action I saw. I love the fact that our team isn't experiencing the extreme amount of player turnover that is so common at most clubs these days. We might not have many big name players or superstars, but I really like the core and depth of this team and Fraser's willingness to play young players.

    I'll predict a 2 to 2 draw. Goals from Shinyashiki and Lewis, Barrios with an assist. Can't wait to watch the Rapids this season.
     
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  16. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
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    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  17. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Assuming that Vines and Abubakar can't play, I believe that the starters will be:

    Yarbrough, Beitashour, Trusty, Wilson, Resenberry, Price, Acosta, Lewis, Namli, Barrios and Shinyashiki.

    Bench: Rubio, Bassett, Benezet, Mezguida, Ford and Moor and Irwin.

    Over the last few seasons it seems the Rapids give up a goal that is a bit of a head scratcher. So, I suspect that will happen tonight, meaning they will have to score at least 2 goals to win. Hoping they have it in them.

    With a relatively cool temperature and not too extreme humidity I wonder if the Rapids will use a lot of high pressure from the beginning of the match.

    I'm suspecting that Barrios will be a major factor in the Rapids attack and if Bassett doesn't start he will get into the match at some point.
     
  18. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

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

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A. Only the Rapids would misspell Acosta in the first lineup of the season.
    B. Once again, we have Beitashour specifically to be Vines backup...and we don't use him.
     
  20. unkiemark

    unkiemark Member+

    Dec 23, 2003
    Boulder
    Larraz and Yapi made the 18. Vines and ABubakar "out."
     
  21. TheWarmBurger

    TheWarmBurger Member

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Aug 7, 2018
    Arizona
    Bassett LB tonight maybe? I have already been on record saying I prefer him there then Beita. But I’d also prefer Bassett used further upfield.

    Tonight shall be interesting!

    2-1 Rapids. Or 3-2 Rapids. One of those is where my gut is leading me tonight.

    Got my green Kappa Rapids shirt on tonight. Let’s go!
     
  22. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Acsota at LB, according to Fleming & 'Celo ;)
     
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  23. therapidsnumbernine

    Colorado Rapids
    United States
    Jul 16, 2019
    I don't blame Fraser for not starting Beitashour after how poorly he looked in the preseason game against RSL.
     
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  24. COMtnGuy

    COMtnGuy Member+

    Apr 5, 2012
    Higher than you
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Didn't think that ESPN+ would be the FC Dallas Announcers, I will try and soldier through it. ;)
     
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  25. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #25 JasonMa, Apr 17, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2021
    If Barrios, Acosta, and Moor all score tonight would that be a former Dallas hat-trick?
     

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