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bana2166
04-04-06, 08:20 PM
Colorado Rapids

Losing Clint Mathis and Dedi Ben-Dayan early in Saturday's match against Houston Dynamo certainly did not help the Rapids' attack, but Kyle Beckerman's long-range goal was a nice surprise and Jovan Kirovski did exactly what the Rapids hoped he would do when they traded for him last fall.

Of course, it would be pretty silly to think Beckerman will keep pounding in the goals, but expecting production out of Kirovski is perfectly fair, especially with matches against the soft defenses of the Columbus Crew and FC Dallas coming. If Mathis is out for a long period of time, it might also be worth taking out a flyer on Haiti native Fabrice Noel, who guided the Rapids' attack in Mathis' absence.

As for the Rapids defense, we don't see them giving up five a goals every week, but we also don't expect the situation to get a whole lot better (watch out for that FC Dallas match). Therefore, while Joe Cannon is a great 'keeper, it might be a good idea to steer away from anybody associated with the Rapids rearguard.

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