Another scoreless draw.
The Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo played to a drab 0-0 draw in Houston on Saturday night in a match that lacked many things that are normally seen in professional football. Like, scoring. The Rapids had a myriad of chances from Gabriel Torres, Sam Cronin, Dillon Powers....hell they opportunities were there, but the Rapids could not find a winner. While disappointing, the Rapids have yet to lose in 2015.
Here are my thoughts on this match:
Juan Ramirez is the real deal: Ramirez has pace. Ramirez has touch. Ramirez can make you look silly. I know the FO gets some grief over some of the personnel moves, but bring Ramirez to the Rapids was a sheer stroke of genius. He is going to be something special.
The Finishing: I cannot properly put into words how bad the finishing is for the Rapids. It is not just Torres or Dominique Badji. From what I have seen after three games, the Rapids could not hit water if they were standing in a boat. Just terrible. And as this season moves along, there does not seem to be any hope or progress in this regard.
Numbers Don't Lie: The Rapids are undefeated this year at (0-0-3). But here are some other numbers that are more important: They are now 0-12-5 in their last 17. They have not scored in five and a half games. They have squandered every shot on goal this year and are relying on some stout defense to stay in games. Bottom line: what they are doing is not working from a scoring goals perspective. Which, by the way, is critical to winning football matches.
And with that, the Rapids return home to play New England Revolution on Saturday, April 4 at 5:00 PM MDT.