I don't like the Rapids. They come second only to the Revolution on my list of most disliked MLS clubs. I don't like Hercules Gomez, Beckerman, whatever their keeper's name is, Mastroeni, and I especially don't like Clavijo. They just look dirty to me. That might just be Mastroeni's presence but it might have something to do with Clavijo's hair as well. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure he sports the skullet (what is a skullet? answer here). Not that there is anything wrong with that.
I'll make this quick because it's late. Colorado is missing some of our favorites (Beckerman and Gomez) that have been called away on Copa America duty. DC United is also missing a few (Moreno, Olsen, and Boswell) and could possibly miss Namoff to injury. Since beating us in the season opener the Rapids have been spotty at best and come to RFK on a 4 game losing streak. Excluding last week's performance against RSL, DC has found their form and have shown that they are one of the best in this league. We will have to rely on our reserves against Colorado so this game will be a good measure of how we will perform down the stretch when our boys are tired, caution ridden, and injured.
Hopes and Dreams for Match 2.12
1. We find a spark with one of the reserves that steps in for our boys on Copa America duty.
2. We don't allow another struggling team to make their comeback at our expense.
3. Gomito is having another quarrel with his lover apparently. When Christian isn't happy, nobody is happy. Here's hoping for at least a love note from whoever keeps breaking his heart. And a note from the Edgell Supporters to the heart breaker, Christian is a great guy, he's pretty hot, and I'm sure he cooks a delicious asado, give him another chance.
4. Erpen scores from distance.