The Colorado Rapids went on the road for leg one of the Western Conference Finals against the Seattle Sounders and put in a good performance. They lost the match 2-1 but are in a good position for leg 2 on Sunday at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
The scoring started early in the match when Kevin Doyle scored on the deflection to give the Rapids a 1-0 lead. The dummy by Shkelzen Gashi was brilliant too. The lead was short-lived when Jordan Morris put the rebound in just six minutes later. The final goal came on a penalty kick by Nicolas Lodeiro just after the hour mark.
There was a lot of talk with Zac MacMath taking Tim Howard’s spot with the injury. I thought he had a great game, making some big saves that kept the Rapids in this series. MacMath will be fine for the Rapids on Sunday.
How do you think the player of the match was? Was in MacMath in goal? How about Jermaine Jones playing in the defensive midfield? Finally the goal scorer in Kevin Doyle?
What do you think of Sam Cronin picking up the yellow and missing leg 2 on Sunday in Colorado? Who will take his place?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In the ratings article on Tuesday, I will share the summary of the ratings so far. You will be able to see how each player was rated for each match plus their summary for the season.
Just a reminder for you on the rating scale as you consider your ratings.
10: World Class or Amazing
9: Very good
7: Above Average
5: Below Average
3: Very bad
1: This is bad, just like the fifth division team in Argentina that played 30 years with a crooked field.
Now it is your chance, let us know how you think they did. Make sure you submit your rating before 5 p.m. MST on Thursday to be included.