We here at Burgundy Wave are always trying to be totally hip and cool (and admittedly a bit dorky on occasion) and thought, why not play the game this week on a popular soccer video game....And so, we did!
That's right, we played Colorado Rapids vs New England Revolution and determined that the Rapids did in fact break their scoring drought and picked up their first win of the young season. The Rapids were able to pull out 4-1 win at home, and here are the details:
The Rapids started in their traditional 4-2-3-1 formation which was unchanged from last week: Clint Irwin, Marc Burch, Jared Watts, Bobby Burling, Michael Harrington, Lucas Pittinari, Sam Cronin, Juan Ramirez, Marcelo Sarvas, Dillon Powers, Gabriel Torres.
Yep, you read that right: the Rapids scored four goals. Is that realistic? Meh, who cares! It is a video game! Here are the highlights of the match:
Ramirez opened the scoring in the 30th with a shot that was in the lower left hand corner and left the Revs no chance to stop it. This made it 1-0 for the Rapids and that total was added to in the 35th minute off a great individual effort from Harrington to make it 2-0. That was how the first half ended and the Rapids looked to be in complete control.
The second half was much like the first as the Rapids opened the scoring in the 47th with a terrific lower corner strike to make it 3-0. The next half hour of the match was fairly boring with both teams trying to push the ball forward to no avail.
In the 81st minute, new Rapids player Ben Newnam made his debut for Cronin and he was followed four minutes later by Nick LaBrocca who came on for Pittinari. In the 86th minute Sarvas picked up a minor calf pull and was subbed out for Dillon Serna.
The 90th minute provided some fireworks as Burch picked up a silly foul in the box which lead to a New England PK which is converted to cut the lead to 3-1. However, two minutes into stoppage time, Serna curled a beauty in from 22 yards to finish the game off and give the Rapids a 4-1 win.
So what do you think Rapids fans? Is a 4-1 victory possible? (Let's hope so) Hit us up in the comments below!