Sunday, April 13, 2008
Rapids Hustle to 1-0 Victory Over Revolution
This wasn't pretty but it more than got the job done. A second half goal from Nick LaBrocca from a Jose Burciaga cross was enough for the Colorado Rapids to gain a priceless victory on the road in New England. I know it's only three games into the season but the performances of the Rapids so far give much reason to hope. Yes, we stuffed the Galaxy on that opening day but it is the performances in two tough road games in Kansas and Massachusetts that give most cause for optimism. Like last week against the Wizards, the Rapids were on the offensive for the whole of this game, barring the closing minutes, against tough opponents. This was the only way to contain the dangerous New England attack. There were some anxious moments to be sure, not least the last few minutes when it seemed New England would inevitably score. But the defense held out very well this week with Bouna making some crucial saves. There were playing chances also for new signings Tam McManus and Kelly Gray. This is a notable victory so early in the season. Let's hope the Rapids continue their excellent form and passion into next week's home game aginst MLS newboys, San Jose.