Honestly and truly. I have no idea how September will go for the Colorado Rapids. I am horribly bad at picking how games will go (let alone a starting lineup) for the club, so please take all of this with a grain of salt.
Wednesday, September 9 at Vancouver Whitecaps
This is a game that has Whitecaps win written all over it. The Rapids will be (probably) without Maynor Figueroa, Dillon Serna, and Kevin Doyle and they will be without Drew Moor and Axel Sjoberg. So the Rapids are going to get their ass kicked right? I do not actually think this will happen as the Whitecaps will be missing a few key players as well. The Whitecaps could (potentially) be missing: Sam Adekugbe, Russell Teibert and Darren Mattocks and will be without Kendall Waston and Matias Laba. Needless to say both clubs will be missing key pieces. What does this mean ultimately? I think this one ends up in a tie as the Rapids will look to get a valuable road point, but I would not be shocked if they pip a victory.
Saturday, September 12 vs D.C. United
The (current) Eastern Conference leaders visit the glory that is Dick's Sporting Goods Park and will find it a tough go as the Rapids will win their fourth in five games.
Saturday, September 19 at Toronto FC
If my predictions are correct (and remember the grain of salt thing) the Rapids will be on a 7-3-1 clip and will be climbing the table. However, they will have a heck of a time getting a victory in Toronto and this will be where they pick up their only loss in September.
Saturday, September 26 at Houston Dynamo
This may end up being the most important game of the month as both teams will need this one to keep if they are going to have a shot at a playoff berth. For the Rapids to get into the playoffs they will absolutely win a couple on the road and this is a winnable game. I think the Burgundy Boys get it done in Houston.
So there you have it. If I am correct this month and the Rapids go 2-1-1 it would bring their record to a respectable 10-10-10 after 30 games. Will it happen? I don't know but this recent surge has given the Rapids hope that they can make it into the top six.