Rapids Battle to 0-0 Draw Against FAU
The game was played in three 30 minute periods on the FAU campus. The Rapids played a 4-4-2 in each period. Mehdi Ballouchy was a late scratch with a strained muscle in his leg.
Nico Colaluca had the first shot on goal in the second period but the goalkeeper was up to the task again. Chase Hilgenbrinck had his header saved as well a little bit later. Ciaran O’Brien the Rapids’ first round draft pick had the best chance of the game when he dribbled past two defenders but he sent his shot over the crossbar. Hughes was forced to make another save late in the period.
In the final period the Rapids switched goalkeepers and Mike Graczyk made an easy save off of an FAU free kick.
The Rapids are scheduled to play their second game of the preseason tomorrow at their hotel in
First 30 minutes – Justin Hughes Kosuke Kimura Facundo Erpen Stephen Keel Jose Burciaga Jr. Terry Cooke Nick LaBrocca John DiRaimondo Colin Clark Omar Cummings Jacob Peterson
Second 30 minutes – Justin Hughes Brandon Prideaux Jordan Harvey Cesar Zambrano Chase Hilgenbrinck Nico Colaluca Brian Grazier Ciaran O’Brien Scott Campbell Niko Hernandez Jovan Kirovski
Third 30 minutes – Mike Graczyk Brandon Prideaux Cesar Zambrano Cliff Wilmes Jordan Harvey Chase Hilgenbrinck Nico Colaluca Brian Grazier Ciaran O’Brien Scott Campbell Daniel Antunez Stan Terlescki (t)