The way this one started it looked like the Colorado Rapids were going to roll over to the LaLa Glamour Boys again. Thankfully, Colorado shot right back with a classy equalizer and gave Becks and Co. all they could handle for the rest of the night. End result: An iota of a smidgeon of a sliver of a scintilla of a chance -- still -- at punching a playoff ticket.
The Colorado Rapids didn't play too badly throughout yesterday's game against the LA Galaxy, not even losing a step when it started to pour down a bit of rain in the second half. (Did we mention this rain? It was the worst kind of rain. Really cold, really big drops.) Drew Moor did the stuff as he usually does as well, even playing through a supreme crisis that he noticed only after the second half had gone through 12 minutes.
Well, we'll just let you tell him about it himself:
At 67:13 of the #Rapids game tonight, i realized i left my truck windows cracked...I decided to finish the game before i went to raise 'em
The Colorado Rapids will host the Los Angeles Galaxy at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colorado on Sunday night. it will be the final regular season meeting between these two Western Conference rivals.
Let's all be honest here, the Rapids have been out of the playoff picture for about two weeks now. That loss to the LA Galaxy at the Home Depot Center was the death blow, and the 2-2 draw with Vancouver pretty much sealed it. At this point, the only way that Colorado could make the playoffs would be to win out while every other team lost out, essentially.
The whole 'not eliminated yet!' farce will end on Sunday if Colorado loses to the Galaxy and the Whitecaps get a win against Seattle. (Does this mean we have to root for Seattle? I'm not rooting for Seattle.)
I'm not expecting a win against a fully loaded LA team that has historically done quite well at DSGP and is on a hell of a hot streak, but perhaps they can delay the inevitable one more week with a shock win. Of course, Vancouver needs to win as well and that's been a shaky prediction to make the past few weeks. Maybe they'll ruin it and keep the Rapids alive, still, somehow, in the playoff race. (On the bright side, we get to hear the Altitude announcers telling us all about how they're 'still in the hunt' for the next week in that case! Blech.)