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In the first leg of the Rocky Mountain Cup Saturday the Colorado Rapids lost 2-0 to Real Salt Lake, with goals coming in the 20th minute (Saborio) and in the 57th minute (Espindola). The game was fairly entertaining from start to finish, towards the end of the match some physical play had begun to develop between several players. In the last twenty minutes alone 4 yellow cards were handed out, and the final total fouls in the game were 21 (14 – RSL, 7 – COL). The possession battle was clearly one sided in the first half with Real Salt Lake holding almost a 70% advantage over the Rapids, the end possession stats show though that in the second half the Rapids controlled play. If I had to give a Man of the Match performance I would give it to Fabian Espindola. All night he was burning Colorado’s defense, creating many opportunities for RSL.
The one guy who didn’t play so well was Omar Cummings. I hate to criticize a player who I personally like and have talked to on several occasions. But it is so frustrating to see him lost and playing with no heart (at least in my opinion) the entire match. Hopefully he gets out of this really bad 18 month form, and becomes the player he was in 2010. Obviously getting Conor Casey back will help, as both of them tear it up together.
So much great soccer-related video out there on the web today and it was a great distraction at work. Here it all is to provide great distractions for your evening.
Kick has their latest episode of No Holden Back, featuring Stu cooking his meals in various states of undress.