Monday, February 16, 2009

Rapids U14s Wrap Up Bermuda Trip With Another Victory

Match Day three for the Rapids youth teams in Bermuda began with a short and sharp training session on an abandoned cricket ground by the hotel.

Changes were needed in the team due to the loss of Geno Bigelow to National Team camp and Michael Gottlinger to a calf injury. The team spent a couple of hours relaxing at the hotel in the afternoon and then made the 30 minute trek to the national stadium.

The game began well with the Rapids saving thier best soccer for the final game. Then, just as happened the night before, they were victimized by a corner kick and the physical differences in the team. Moments later Alex Bramen equalized from Ricardo Perez's corner kick. In a strange sequence the team found itself down 2-1 but leveled quickly through a Travis Horner header from another Perez service .

Once again the Bermudans took the lead at 3-2 but Delfino Balderas capitalized on miscommunication between the goalkeeper and back four to tie the game. Horner then sealed the victory for the Rapids with a brilliant free kick in the closing moments.

The team returned Monday evening and will take a couple of days off before preparations begin for the league campain that begins March 7.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Delfino is such a babe