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2014 Review: Match 24--Rapids at DC United

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The August 17 match at DC United for all intents and purposes ended the Rapids season.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

On August 16 there was some hope for the Colorado Rapids.  Yes, they had dropped three in a row, but there was always the hope that they could somehow turn it around and find a way back into form.   But with many losses in the 2014 season, the Rapids gave up an early goal but also lost the heart and soul of the team, Captain Drew Moor, for the season.  The 4-2 loss to DC United was a good snapshot of the entire season: some decent play, good individual performances, but ultimately a loss in concentration that led to the defeat.

Here are the relevant statistics for the match:

Shots SOG BS TP PA POSS Opponent Shots Opponent SOG
at DC United 12 5 1 511 76% 55.4% 10 6
2014 Second Half Averages 16.2 5.5 3.5 463 78% 54.9% 9.2 4.8
2014 Full Season Averages 14 4.7 3 439 79% 52.38% 10.4 4.2

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

Record after 24 Matches:  (8-10-6)

Hero of the Match:  Dillon Serna. When looking for some bright spots in the 2014 Season look no further than the Homegrown player Serna.  He had a very solid year and the goal that he scored at RFK on the 17th was an unreal strike that momentarily gave the Rapids hope.

Goat of the Match:  Marvell Wynne. It is no secret that the (now) former Rapids player had a difficult year, but he simply got burned on the play that led to the DC United goal.  His positioning was off, his timing was poor and it was a play that really made you think that he had lost a step.  And it was another goal that the Rapids gave up in the first 15 minutes that put them behind the 8 ball.