The Colorado Rapids and San Jose Earthquakes played to a soggy 1-1 draw in front of a sparse crowd at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. The Rapids struggled at the start of the match and did not seem to get going until the Quakes to the lead in the 19th minute. After that point the Rapids looked to be more comfortable with the ball, but still could not find an equalizer until the 92 minute. The result leaves the Rapids 1-2-7 on the year and in last place in the Western Conference.
1) Another Poor Offensive Performance: How to sum up the Rapids offensive performance--the Rapids were led by Axel Sjoberg with two shots on goals. And Sjoberg is a center back. Enough said.
2) James Riley should never come to the rescue: I like Riley and I appreciate his tenacity and overall he has been solid along the back line. But for the love of all that is holy, Riley can not be your offensive juggernaut.
3) A Few Moments: I am certainly pissed off right now, as I imagine a number of supporters are...and believe me I get it. And for as poor as the Rapids were on the evening, they had their chances. Aside from a lack of concentration on the Quakes goal, the Rapids could have and should have won this match.
The Rapids have over a week to get over this tough result and take on Sporting Kansas City next Saturday on the road at 6:30 PM MDT.