MLS Primetime Thursday Night Preview

MLS Primetime Thursday Night Preview

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 7, 2007

I saved this post for later in the day because after yesterday I was a little burnt out of posting. I was planning on ranting about the ESPN family of networks putting the first few minutes of the NBA Finals on all of their channels (ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN360, and Mobile) but that would just be worthless since nothing will come of it. I guess the NBA knows how poorly their ratings are and they are doing everything in their power to get them up a person or two.

I doubt it will work.

Nonetheless, the Colorado Rapids and Houston Dynamo will kickoff tonight a little later than expected. Probably around 9:15ish for you on the east coast like myself.

This western conference clash doesn’t seem to have any steam since the Gold Cup is here and a good portion of the Dynamo squad is gone for it. Well, meaning, the more popular stars are gone. Colorado is only losing two players on the other hand and most people probably won’t even notice a change in their boring style of play.

Houston hasn’t lost a game against a western conference side yet this season but are still playing pretty terrible soccer themselves. Colorado is coming off a road loss at Toronto, in a game that they were really never in until the end but they couldn’t finish their chances.

I see this game to be slightly boring but I am hopeful that some young guns on the Dynamo’s bench will step up like Corey Ashe. I think he will be a factor in this game. The biggest concern if you are a Dynamo fan is who will score? Sure you saw results against Dallas over the weekend but it won’t happen against a better defense in Colorado.

I think the Rapids should easily pull through on this game and end the Dynamo’s streak against the western conference. Herculez Gomez enjoys the spot light on him and he should shine in the primetime lights in Houston. Houston is missing too many of their weapons on offense and defense (keeper Pat Onstad was called up to Canada’s team as well this past week, big loss there folks).
WVH Prediction: Colorado 2, Houston 0