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Oct. 12th, 2007 | 06:58 pm
posted by: madam_raven in colorado_rapids

 Well the season is almost over and the Rapids are once agian fighting for a playoff spot. Even though we all know they don't deserve it with their very crappy record and only try hard at home games atitude. 

But anyways last week the Rapids played agianst Tronto FC and won by one point on a penalty made by Kroviski. And let me tell you it was freaking cold. I did stay after and watch the reserves game. They won the reserves championship by 3-0. Calucula(SP?) made the coolest goal. He chipped the ball over the goalies head. 

Anyways i just wanted to update becuase I haven't in a while and I wanted to let people know this community is still active and I would love it if others posted here too.

But I gotta go I have my own soccer game in Pueblo tomorrow and I need to get some sleep.
Valerie

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The Rapids VS. Chivas USA

Jun. 15th, 2007 | 06:15 pm
posted by: madam_raven in colorado_rapids

The Rapids need to win this game. Right now they are third in the Western Conference, and at this rate they are probably not going to make it into playoffs. At least the reserves are doing better. Then again, they did win the "Reserve MLS Cup" last year so it is no surprise they are doing well.

Anyways, The Rapids are missing two of their best players; Beckerman, suspended one game because of accumulated yellow cards that turned into a red card, and Pablo who is on National duty. I think we can win this game because Chivas is also missing a lot of key players due to National duty and injuries. But then again Huston and Toronto were missing some key players and The Rapids lost to them. So we really can't say that they have an advantage because Chivas are in the same boat as Huston and Toronto were. But you never know, maybe by some weird twist of worldly fate The Rapids will get touched by the magic soccer Leprechaun on the plane to Home Depot Park and they will not be affected by missing two key players.......... HA! Yeah right.

All that dodo aside, I am hopping for a lineup like this:

-------------Bouna--------
Gargen-----Ugo----Petke----Keel
-----------Cancela-----------
Gomez--------------Cooke-----
--------Jacob--Cummings-----

Yes, I'm quite aware that this will never happen, but one can always dream. I really like Keel and I think he would be a hell of a lot better on Left Back then Wingert, who if anything should be Left Back....... left back in the locker room. I also really like how well Cummings played in the last reserves game against the Galaxy. And I really think Clavijo needs to put Jacob up top not on the outside. Jacob has speed, use it to your advantage by putting him up top. In the last two games Jacob played outside mid, more like played with himself mainly because you can tell he doesn't like that position. When I saw him in the Open Cup game against Real Salt Lake he was playing Striker and he looked like that was where he wanted to be. He scored two wonderful goals and made a lot of wonderful plays; you could tell he wanted to be there. When he's on outside mid he isn't in the game, he pretty much just plays with himself while the game is going on.

Ugh!!!! I just don't know what else to say. When I saw the first game I really thought the Rapids were going to do a ton of a hell a lot better this year. But these last two games and all the stupid ties I keep seeing. I am starting to lose hope in this year. I hope that they will prove me wrong. They will prove that those two losses and all those ties were just a stupid phase. I do know that I'm going to stop having such high hopes for this season. That way I won't be let down so much when they fucking fail.

The game is @ 8:30 P.M. on Altitude, I hope my aunt will let me watch it at her house, but I'm not getting my hopes up. I wish my Dad would just get Cable but I should know better, we just don't have that kind of money, so mooching off my aunt is the way to go, Oi Vey!!!

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Huston 2, Colorado 1

Jun. 9th, 2007 | 09:09 am
mood: indescribable
posted by: madam_raven in colorado_rapids

Okay so at least the lineup was different. That's pretty much the only thing that was somewhat right in this game. And just to show what the lineup was:
----------------------Bouna---------------------
------Perdauex----Ugo----Petke-----Wingert---
-----Pablo----Cancela---Beckerman-------------
----Gomez----------------------Peterson
---------------------Casey------------------------

It was something like that I think. Well anways, when the game began and I saw the lineup I was excited. but then the they blew the whistle and in the first 5 10 minutes the Rapids were playing like crap. This game was just plain horrible. They had only 2 or 5 minutes of good play and the rest was just shit.

I was happy when I saw Peterson was playing, but I think he failed to even show up. Then again I think he should of been in Casey's spot. Peterson is fast and knows how to shoot. He would have been a ton more useful up top then Casey. Casey is a better when it's a 4-4-2 and he has another guy with him. He really knows how to give passes that create goal scoring opportunities. If they ever play a 4-3-3 again, they should have Peterson up top then Cooke on outside mid.

Plus Perdauex looked like a five year old playing for awhile. And yes I know he's getting off an injury, but he has been playing in the reserve games. Like the one against the Galaxy reserves. He played really good and did deserve to start, but there is no excuse for the first 10 minutes of this game where he crapply played. Sure that sounds harsh, but I do think he made up for it when actually started playing.

Bouna, as always, did a good job, but he could of stopped that 2nd goal. But that 2nd goal's fault lies on Wingert who wasn't even near Holden when he made that shot, which by the way was beautiful. I don't like Wingert at all. I wish Vanney would get over his stupid sprang or strain, whatever the hell it is. Ugo looked alive in the last minutes of the second half. In the Tronoto game he wasn't even playing remotely good.

Oh and that shot Cancela or Gomez tried to give that bounced up off Huston's goal keepers hands. Where the fudge was Casey or Peterson? If someone would of been up there they could of pressured him. Someone should of been up there pushing anyways. If your team has possession of the ball and you are relatively close to the goal the outside mids or the striker should be pushing near the goal. That way you make the defense more spread out and you are there in case someone takes a shot and it rebounds off the goalies hands. Of course you should also make sure not to get offsides seeing as in that play Hustons defense was keeping us out of the 18. Ugh and watching the replay again I see that Casey and Peterson were just slightly walking by defenders. They should move in to that hug open spot by the ref and ask for a pass and get it out of that tight spot the mids were playing in.

Anyways I am done that's all I have to say. The Rapids have really been disappointing these last few weeks and I hope in their next away game they will win. Plus I hope I don't waste my money on June 23rd, their next home game, because I gave up buying a rare Venom CD so I would have money to see the next home game. If they lose I am going to find one of them and cuss them out then ask for 20 bucks so I can go get the new Mayhem CD.

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Rapids at Huston tomrrorow

Jun. 6th, 2007 | 04:05 pm
mood: busy
posted by: madam_raven in colorado_rapids

Okay so the Rapids will be playing Huston Dynamo tomorrow. Hopefully they will win this game. And hopefully they will get more then one goal, will not tie, and Jovan Krivoski will not play. 
My line up:
----------------Bouna------------------
-----Prideaux----Ugo----Petke----Vanney
---------------Pablo----------------
Cooke---Beckerman----Gomez
---------Peterson--Casey-----------

What the line up will more than likely look like:
----------------Bouna------------------
---Ugo----Petke---Pablo---Wingert
---------------Krivoski--------------
Cooke----Beckerman----Niko
----------Gomez--Casey----------

If we win my dream score is 2-1, but this is the Rapids so probably 3-1Huston (The same score Huston got the last time the Rapids played them). 

But I think Clavijo should really use this opportunity, Huston missing some key players, to play some of the reserves. I may of not have put any of them in the line up, but I am really hoping to see Keel or Cancela play a regular season game. At the L.A. reserves vs. the Rapids reserves I thought Keel really proved he was worthy of starting for the Rapids. And at the Open Cup match I was really impressed with LaBrocca's performance. I also like always would love to see more of Peterson, he's one of my fav Rapids.

So anyways if there are a few line up changes I really think we could win this game. I hope I'll get to see the game tomorrow, but I don't have cable and to go to my aunts house that late I don't know. I guess I'll see.

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Hello

May. 31st, 2007 | 07:33 pm
mood: chipperchipper
posted by: madam_raven in colorado_rapids

Okay so I love the Colorado Rapids and saw that they had no community on LiveJournal. So I decided to make one.
Basically I am going to post about the up coming events, games, news, pretty much anything to do with the Rapids. And since I am the only one so far this is going to feel like a blog for a little while.

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