Colorado Rapids Vs. Real Salt Lake - Three Keys To The Game
Aug. 4, 2012, 2:38 a.m.
Let's face it, this game is meaningless right now thanks to the awful new scheduling we were subjected to this season. The Rocky Mountain Cup was won before the Rapids even got a shot at a home game and unlike in previous seasons, Real's appearance at DSGP doesn't seem to be much of a blip in the playoff picture -- the Rapids are pretty much out of the race and Salt Lake would need a historical collapse to miss out on them.
So what's left? Well, the fun of beating a rival in any situation is pretty much the only steam that's left pushing this train forward. Can the Rapids get their first three points in a month from an in-form Salt Lake team that has already crushed them by a score of 4-0 in the past two games?
If they want to attempt that, here's three things that should help make or break the effort...
- In the first game this season against Salt Lake, the Rapids were pretty much destroyed in the midfield by Beckerman. Salt Lake's talisman midfielder did whatever he pleased against the makeshift 'defensive' midfield that the Rapids ...