Colorado Rapids made the trek down to Frisco, Texas this past weekend to take on a slumping FC Dallas team who had not won since April. That recipe should mean for a good chance for the Rapids to pick up some points heading into the three week World Cup break. However, the Rapids were let down by their defense en route to a 3-2 loss to the Hoops.
Here is how I saw the match:
G Clint Irwin 5
A rough game for the Rapids keeper as he should have done better on the goals and needs to take command of the defense more forcibly.
D Chris Klute 6
No one on the Rapids had a particularly good game after blowing a lead and then getting shredded for the game winner. For some reason all four lads on the back line struggled.
D Drew Moor 5.5
As the leader of the defense, Moor needs to prevent breakdowns from happening. Was it too many games in a short period of time? Unknown, but Moor had an off night. He did pick up an assist for the match.
D Shane O'Neill 5.5
O'Neill simply looked bad on the night and struggled picking up the FC Dallas offense. Again, as with Moor, was it a case of too many game this week and he was fatigued?
D Marvell Wynne 6
Wynne needed to provide better cover on some of the FC Dallas runs and just could not get it done on the evening.
M Dillon Serna 6
Serna had a quiet evening but did do well in helping keep the ball. Was unable to turn that possession into a shot on goal.
M Jose Mari 7
Mari picked up his third goal (but without the Ole! celebration). Looked good on the night, but needed to get back and help the struggling back line more.
M Nick LaBrocca 6
LaBrocca did well to help the Rapids control the midfield with 60% of the possession favoring the Burgundy Boys, but seemed to struggle getting back to help on defense when it was needed.
M Kamani Hill 6
Hill had a shorter shift on the evening and was subbed early in the second half. He looks comfortable out there, and the runs were solid, just was not able to get a rhythm going.
F Dillon Powers 7.5
Powers notched another assist as a forward and continues to show that the ROY was not a fluke.
F Deshorn Brown 8
Another goal for Brown, and it is safe to say the duck is firmly off his back and floating down stream. The kid, when he is on, is electric.
M Marlon Hairston 5.5
I am a fan of Hairston, but not sure he is the guy you put on the pitch for Hill. Hairston did nothing exciting in his 35 minutes of work.
F Charles Eloundou N/A
Late game cameo for Eloudou. Why was he not brought in earlier as the Rapids were looking for an equalizer?
F Gabriel Torres N/A
Torres is back in the squad and picked up a minute of play.