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2014 Review: Match 12--Rapids vs Impact

On May 24 the Rapids recorded their biggest win of the year in a 4-1 drubbing of Montreal Impact.

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Memorial Weekend match for the Colorado Rapids is always a fun one to attend.  There is usually a pretty good crowd and the team usually gets up for the match and puts on a good performance.  And the 2014 edition was no exception as the Rapids defeated the Montreal Impact 4-1 in front of a packed house at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.  It was a nice rebound match for our Burgundy Boys as they were winless in their last three matches.

Here are the relevant stats from the match:

Shots SOG BS TP PA POSS Opponent Shots Opponent SOG
vs Montreal Impact 19 8 3 327 77% 42% 7 3
2014 Averages 13.4 4.6 2.5 410 78% 48.8% 11.25 4.6

SOG: Shots on Goal.  BS:  Blocked Shots.  TP:  Total Passes.  PA:  Passing Accuracy.  POSS: Possession

Record after 12 matches:  (5-4-3)  18 Points

Hero of the Match: The Rapids Offense. It had been no secret that the Rapids offense was pretty poor.  Heading into the Montreal match the Rapids had scored 5 goals in 7 games.  Pretty pathetic.  But in the Impact match, the Rapids offense was on fire by setting season highs in shots and shots on goal.  The Rapids picked up a brace from Dillon Powers and goal of the week caliber goals from Kamani Hill and Shane O'Neill.  It was a great performance and the Rapids were able to pound an inferior team.

Goat of the Match:  Not A Damn Thing. Sure, I guess I could nitpick at the possession and passing numbers, but the truth is that this was a complete victory and the Rapids played one of their best matches of the season.