The preseason madness that was the Desert Friendlies concluded on Saturday with a match against the San Jose Earthquakes.
In the first half, neither team scored, even as the Rapids had the better half. As such, we won't talk about it!
The most notable lineup change saw Jamie Smith coming on for his first appearance in the preseason, working to try and get a contract from the club. Interestingly, he was put in as a forward alongside Andre Akpan and Dillon Serna.
Smith made the appearance count, putting in an easy finish in the 66th minute off a fantastic cross by Andre Akpan. All three forwards were involved in the play, something that is good to see as we continue to watch the team adapt to the 4-3-3 formation for the second season. Chris Klute had the hockey assist, launching Akpan up the left side in the first place.
Alas, there would be no goonie time as the Rapids kept possession for almost the entire rest of the half, finishing off the 1-0 win easily.
Not much to say about this one, really. Can we get some actual games some time soon?