Colorado Post-Match

October 13, 2016

The Quakes lost a “must not lose” game to eliminate themselves from playoff contention and doom a season that began filled with post-season hopes and dreams. Dom went with the “ineffective” 4-4-2, and for the second time in two games, the Quakes failed to score a run-of-play goal.

Colorado struck first when Kevin Doyle beat Fatai Alashe into the box and netted a beautiful cross from Marc Burch at 38′. The Quakes equalized when forward/captain Chris Wondolowski converted a PK at 57′ to breathe life into the Quakes squad. Wondo’s equalizer was short-lived as Kevin Doyle converted his own PK 15 minutes later to give himself the brace, and the Rapids the game-winning goal.

Some observations:

  1. Where’s Simon? Two shots, none on target, zero key passes, three unsuccessful first touches, zero tackles, zero interceptions. Those are DP numbers?
  2. The Darwin Ceren trade is a disaster. Nine goals in 11 games. At least Matias Perez Garcia could provide that offensive spark as a sub, but now without that spark, the Quakes have no way to score off the bench, and the results are staggering: 2-5-4 record since acquiring Ceren.
  3. Bingham is awesome. Give Doyle credit, he put his header in the top-corner of San Jose’s net, and no ‘keeper would be able to save it, for Colorado’s only run-of-play goal. He appears to be the only bright light in San Jose’s future.

Next up: A meaningless home match versus the Vancouver Whitecaps.



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