We here at Burgundy Wave have the benefit of hindsight when it comes to looking back at the Rapids season. At the time of losing the Rocky Mountain Cup, it was difficult to look at it as more than just a tough loss, not the second in a club record 7 game losing streak. But this was a winnable game and should have been three points. The Colorado Rapids were the better team in a 0-1 loss to Real Salt Lake and certainly had their chances. (Looking at you Deshorn Brown). But alas, we know what happened.
Here are the relevant statistics for this match:
|Shots||SOG||BS||TP||PA||POSS||Opponent Shots||Opponent SOG|
|vs Real Salt Lake||22||6||4||550||85%||65.3%||6||3|
|2014 Second Half Averages||15.6||5.8||3.2||442.8||78%||53.54%||9.6||4.8|
|2014 Full Season Averages||13.7||4.7||2.9||432||79%||51.85%||10.5||4.1|
SOG: Shots on Goal. BS: Blocked Shots. TP: Total Passes. PA: Passing Accuracy. POSS: Possession
Record after 22 Matches: (8-8-6)
Hero of the Match: Vicente Sanchez. A healthy Sanchez is a very, very good thing for the Rapids and they are so much better when he is in the lineup. He worked his magic all night and it was certainly not his fault Brown could not hit waters whilst standing in a boat. A great game for the veteran.
Goat of the Match: Deshorn Brown. He is either on or off for the Rapids and in this match, he was off in a big way. How in the world you miss that goal from that distance in the first half, I will never know. Think about it: go into halftime tied and then you play the second half up a man? Maybe you come back and win, and then what happens to the season? We will never know because of Brown missing a wide open net.