You had to see this one coming. When Pablo Mastroeni rolled out a Colorado Rapids lineup that featured nine defensive players he was pretty much saying we had no chance. And while it took Vancouver Whitecaps some time to break down the nine defensive players they were eventually able to get it done.
And shockingly, the Rapids were not able to mount any offensive threat. Whatsoever.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Here it is! Your <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rapids96?src=hash">#Rapids96</a> Starting XI and bench for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VANvCOL?src=hash">#VANvCOL</a>. <a href="http://t.co/VSvIDHn9fW">pic.twitter.com/VSvIDHn9fW</a></p>— Colorado Rapids (@ColoradoRapids) <a href="https://twitter.com/ColoradoRapids/status/641779922936066049">September 10, 2015</a></blockquote>
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I will not blame any players for this one. This is on Pablo Mastroeni and his maddening lineup selection:
1) Gabriel Torres: He has not started Torres up top as a lone striker since May and you know what, he struggled. SHOCKER. And yet, Mastroeni subs him. So you are in need of a goal and you pull off an attacker for an attacker (Kevin Doyle) when you have nine defensive players on the pitch. What the hell Pablo?
2) Dillon Powers: My goodness, all I hear about is how Dillon Powers is the face of the franchise. STOP FEEDING US A LINE OF SHIT. If he is the face of the franchise START HIM. You cannot tell me he is not one of the best 11 players on this team.
3) Juan Ramirez: I am not blaming Ramirez for this one in any way. This loss is on Pablo, but you Ramirez is not very good and he is not a starter. Sorry guys, but Ramirez someone who should not be playing.
The Rapids are back in action this Saturday at 7:00 PM at Dick's Sporting Goods Park against D.C. United.