The Colorado Rapids went into Frisco, Texas, after falling further behind FC Dallas the last couple of weeks in the standings, almost in a must-win situation if they wanted to have any chance at the supporters shield. And they did win, beating FC Dallas 1-0.
It was a pretty uneventful first half. The Rapids hanging back in a defensive shield and FC Dallas thinking of the US Open Cup final on Tuesday.
The Rapids scored their goal off a throw-in. Sebastien Le Toux threw it in to Dominique Badji who was able to run to the center of the pitch and got a great shot off at the top of the box for the goal. The FC Dallas backline looked quite slow on that play.
The Rapids held on defensively for the rest of the match. We will hope the injury to Kevin Doyle is not too bad, it did not look good.
Who was your man of the match? Was it Dominique Badji for the goal? Tim Howard in the net with the big saves? Or was it the hard working Dillon Powers?
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 some of the money games that are blowouts in college football.
Now it is your chance, let us know how you think they did. Make sure you submit your rating before 5 p.m. MDT on Monday to be included.