Sunday, July 13, 2008

Reserves Win as Herc Nets Twice, Petke Plays 90

Some good news on the Reserves front. The Colorado Rapids Reserves beat their San Jose counterparts 3-1 yesterday despite being a man down for much of the game after Jose Burciaga was sent off in the 34th minute. In terms of individual players, there was good news for Mike Petke in that he completed the whole match, building on his midweek second half performance against Tigres. Another very notable performance was from Herculez Gomez who scored two of the three goals, set up the third for Nico Colaluca and also hit the woodwork twice. Clearly, the pecking order for strikers at the club sees Herc lower down than he would like with McManus and Casey above him. He and Omar Cummings are very similar players. All he can do is score lots of goals, show willing and maybe he can work his way back into the starting XI.


Scott said...

I noticed that McManus came out of the game in the 57th minute this past week. I know Cummings went in but is their any chance that Herc might get a nod this week with his two goal performance? Is there something wrong with McManus to come out of the game that early?

Nick Thomas said...

Scott, thanks for your comment. McManus did get injured very early in the match. He might have been suffering a bit from that. He seemed to turn his ankle over in the first minute and I was surprised he made it as long as he did. Herc is defintely making a strong case for inclusion. Maybe he will get a chance to start if McManus is injured for this weekend. Please check back later this week as I should have an update on team selection for the game against Dallas.
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Allen said...

"I am trying to get an alert system set up so that I can tell regular readers when I publish a post. " Nick, isn't that what RSS does?

Great to see Petke getting playing time again. I'd really like to see Pablo moved back into the midfield again.