Wednesday, July 6, 2011

This One Goes To Eleven

On the strength of a 1-1 draw against the defending MLS Cup champion Colorado Rapids, the Sporting KC unbeaten streak is now at 11 across all competitions. When confined to just league games, the 4-0-5 streak is 2nd in franchise history. Only the 10-0-2 streak to start the 2000 MLS Cup season is longer.

The Rapids scored first on a goal in the 32nd minute by Conor Casey. Casey got on the end of a Tyrone Marshall free kick, chested the ball down and got the ball in the back of the net. This seemed to be part of the plan by the Rapids to simply play long balls down the field and pray someone would get on the end of it. This was especially evident after Graham Zusi tied the game in the 62nd minute. The Rapids continually played long ball after long ball and when the ball would go out of bounds, they would drag their feet, literally, and it would take at least a minute to get the play restarted. I suppose that's what you do when the other team seems like they're going to score any second and you're just trying to hold on for a draw, but it was ridiculous. So much so that there were 6 minutes of stoppage time at the end of the 2nd half. There were 9 at the end of the home opener, but they had to clean garbage off the field for that.

I'll have more later. I'm coming down with a cold and it sucks. See you soon...

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