Colorado Rapids supervisor Robin Fraser is taking a “glass half full” strategy to his aspect’s run of attracts.
The Rapids are at the moment having fun with a 10-game unbeaten run in MLS however have drawn 5 of these outings, together with their final three.
Their most up-to-date stalemate was at dwelling to the Vancouver Whitecaps on Sunday evening, with Danny Wilson’s header within the twenty eighth minute being cancelled out by a Brian White strike shortly earlier than half-time.
However the Rapids stay third within the Western Conference, simply two factors adrift of leaders Sporting Kansas City. Fraser is not frightened by Colorado’s failure to get wins over the road due to their efficiency ranges remaining optimistic.
“I’d be much more involved if this dialog was: we scored three objectives within the ninetieth minute to simply barely get a tie,” Fraster advised reporters following Sunday’s match.
“My level of that’s that we’re doing a whole lot of issues properly. We’re creating possibilities. We’ve taken leads in all three video games. It is actually the way you take a look at it, proper? Glass half full, glass half empty. For me, we’re doing a whole lot of issues rather well and we’ve had a couple of breakdowns which have led to objectives towards us.
“I’d a lot moderately be in that place than [when] we’re scrambling, we are able to’t create possibilities, we are able to’t create objectives and we simply manufacture one thing on the finish to eke out a tie. Are you able to think about if these three video games have been that manner and we’ve gotten the identical quantity of factors? The sensation would definitely be totally different.
“Proper now the sensation is we do a whole lot of issues rather well. We’re capable of create some possibilities. We should always in all probability rating extra objectives, however we’re capable of create some possibilities and so long as you possibly can create possibilities and never give away a mess of alternatives, you then give yourselves an opportunity.
“I’ve by no means seen a workforce be actually profitable the place every little thing simply goes on a optimistic trajectory the entire season. So I take a look at this and go, we’ve to get higher at sure issues, however whereas we’re studying these classes, we’re nonetheless buying factors. Not as many as we wish to be, however we’re nonetheless buying factors.”
Midfielder Younes Namli, Colorado’s solely present Designated Participant, made a long-awaited return to motion after lacking the final 4 months resulting from ankle surgical procedure. Although the Danish midfielder was unable to encourage his aspect to victory throughout his 25 minutes on the pitch, he is taking the identical relaxed strategy as Fraser relating to the Rapids‘ drawing pattern.
“It’s soccer, you realize. Typically the ball goes in, typically it doesn’t,” stated Namli. “You possibly can say, yeah we did draw the final three video games, however we’ve been actually shut, particularly at the moment.
“If you happen to take a look at the sport, all people has that feeling of, ‘How did we exit of right here with a draw?’ It’s an issue while you don’t create possibilities, while you don’t play properly and also you simply have to take a seat again and defend the entire recreation, then it turns into an issue. However we had loads of possibilities. We created good possibilities, we performed fairly properly. We simply need to be extra medical. We haven’t misplaced in a very long time in order that’s a optimistic factor too.”
Colorado have two very winnable dwelling ties developing towards the underside two sides within the total standings, Toronto FC and Austin FC, earlier than they journey to second positioned Seattle Sounders initially of October.