So the Colorado Rapids are out of the playoff race and really the season is just down to two things:
1) Beating Real Salt Lake and taking back the Rocky Mountain Cup
2) And who wins the Rapids Golden Boot in 2015.
I know it is a bit laughable to talk about the Golden Boot for a team that has only scored 29 goals (in 30 games) but it still something to keep an eye out on. Previous winners of the Golden Boot for the Rapids:
This year, goals are a bit hard to come by, but there are a few players who have a shot at the Boot with four games left:
Kevin Doyle, Vicente Sanchez, Gabriel Torres
Bobby Burling, Dillon Powers
So who has the best shot at this? With two home games left (RSL and Montreal Impact) and two rough road contests (at Portland Timbers and Sporting Kansas City), goals will be tough to come by. The Rapids have scored just 11 goals (in 15 games) on the road this year and with their 18 at home (in 15 games) it is quite conceivable they get shut out at least once. And with Serna poised to miss two games due to International Duty and Doyle possibly missing the RSL match (injury) it really comes down to:
Vicente Sanchez or Gabriel Torres
Assuming both players stay healthy, I have to lean towards Sanchez. His form has been better than Torres and Gabby has not scored since May. And Torres will miss the Montreal game for International Duty with Panama. One caveat with this one, it is possible that Sanchez does not play on the plastic grass in Portland in the season ender which could benefit Torres, but I still think Sanchez will be the guy. He is the one creative spark that the Rapids have had this year, and I have to think the offense will run through him.
So what do you think Rapids fans? Is Sanchez your choice for the Golden Boot? Let us know in the comment section below!