The Orange County Blues kicked off their match slate for the year on Monday, with a preseason clash against the Colorado Rapids at the Rapids' training camp in Southern California, the Olympic Training Center, with a 2-0 loss.
Details from the match are so far hard to come by, as only a few tweets each from the clubs indicated it did indeed happen, but here's what we know:
Yeah, looks like the Rapids and Blues colors there on the field.
Former Chivas USA Homegrown forward Caleb Calvert, a player undoubtedly known by many readers of this site, scored the first goal of the game. Great to see that, hopefully he gets some MLS minutes finally this year.
The second goal:
In between the goals, sounds like Orange County nearly got a tally of their own:
At the end of the 2nd 30-minute period, Colorado Rapids lead 1-0. OC Blues almost tied things up with a shot off the post #OCB— OC Blues FC (@OCBluesFC) February 8, 2016
The Rapids shared lineup info for their team on their Twitter account, but there has been no reference to any specific players for the Blues in the game. Maybe the team will release that info -- if they do, we'll update this post.
At any rate, the standard disclaimer applies: This is preseason, results don't matter whatsoever, and it's just an opportunity for players to get some game action and play together before the season starts.
Not sure when the Blues' next preseason game is, but we'll fill you in with details as we learn about them.
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