COMMERCE CITY, CO - APRIL 28: Conor Casey #9 of the Colorado Rapids warms up prior to facing Chivas USA at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on April 28, 2012 in Commerce City, Colorado. Casey was removed from the disabled list and is available as a substitute against Chivas USA. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
At this point, I'm pretty sure that the soccer gods are just conspiring to keep Conor Casey and Omar Cummings from playing together ever again. After building a rapport with each other in 2008 and 2009, Casey and Cummings were beasts when paired together in 2010 and the start of 2011.
Unfortunately, right as Casey has returned to the line up we've lost Cummings to an ankle sprain, expected to keep him out for a month. That means that there's a bit of a mystery in the new 4-4-2 as to who will start in the second striker position. Casey being up top is pretty much a given if he's healthy. Assuming that's the case against DC United, who should start up top with him?
The Rapids have a plethora of options, including newly signed Brazillian Edu. The DC match will be his first match eligible to play for the team, so they might want to trot him out to see what they've got. Kamani Hill, Tony Cascio and Andre Akpan are also all solid options. Quincy Amarikwa would as well, but I was told yesterday that he's on some sort of leave right now so I don't know.
Who do you think should get the start?
Who starts next to Casey?
Tony Cascio (13 votes)
Kamani Hill (5 votes)
Andre Akpan (1 vote)
Edu (4 votes)
Someone else (1 vote)
24 total votes