Kimura, Moor, Folan ruled out as Rapids injury woes worsen

Drew Moor 1 (Getty Images)

The Colorado Rapids' uphill battle in the Eastern Conference Semifinals just got tougher.

Kosuke Kimura, Drew Moor and Caleb Folan are all expected to miss extended time after picking up injuries in the first leg of the home-and-home series against Sporting Kansas City, the Rapids announced Monday.

Kimura will miss the remainder of the playoffs with a broken left foot that is expected to take 4-6 weeks to recover from while Moor will miss 2-4 weeks with a shoulder injury. Folan will be out for an estimated two weeks with an ankle injury.

The news comes as a big blow to a Rapids team that is already plagued by injury. Pablo Mastroeni, Conor Casey, Anthony Wallace and Jamie Smith are all curently sidelined with injuries.

The Rapids head into Wednesday night's second leg against Sporting Kansas City trailing, 2-0.

What do you think of the injuries? Which player will be missed the most? Expecting Sporting Kansas City to run rampant on Wednesday night?

Share your thoughts below.

  • Sidney V.

    Rapids are a class organization who continually compete and challenge for the Cup with no DP’s and one of the lowest payrolls in MLS, and in a small market that doesn’t get much attention. Nothing pleased me more than having all of the Rapids haters have to watch the team lift the cup last season. Scoreboard always has the last laugh.


  • Rory

    No, you missed the point. You can praise RSL or Seattles style all you want and that’s fine… but don’t then turn around and say that the Rapids are hacks who kick everything that moves when the facts, the cold hard facts, prove otherwise, be they in the form of fouls commited or worse fouls (cards).

    “Child please,” you debate about as well as OchoCinco plays soccer.


  • bcoug

    Are they a small market? I believe that their metro area is top 25 in the country and is certainly larger than Portland, Vancouver, SLC, KC and Columbus. Of that group, they might outdraw the Crew and based on the crowd shots at the KC match, they certainly aren’t filling the place.


  • jim b

    If only your club would spend half the time pimping the team as you do they might be able to pull in more than 8K for a playoff game


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