Killer Instinct. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary describes it as: an aggressive tenacious urge for domination in a struggle to attain a set goal. In soccer terms its when a team continues to press forward and get goals toward the end of games in an attempt to put away their opponents and get that ever elusive 3 points.
The Colorado Rapids have struggled showing a Killer Instinct in the last few years, but that may have changed in the last couple of games. In the last couple of games, especially against FC Dallas the Rapids showed what can be described as Killer Instinct. After Dallas tied the game with a goal around the 69th minute the Rapids continued to push and got chance after chance on goal in the final 15 minutes of the game.
Dallas coach Schellas Hyndman described the push that the Rapids were making as desperation, saying that they threw everything at them including the sink. While it can be described as desperation, Killer Instinct can also be a very apt term here. While the Rapids were tied at the point and not ahead they could have sat back on their heels, much like they did against Chivas USA they first time they faced them this year. This Killer Instinct is what the Rapids are going to need to continue the hot streak they are on.
Who can the Rapids count on to get those elusive goals at the end of games?