Colorado Rapids Vs. Columbus Crew Live, MLS Cup Playoffs 2011: I Can't Even Make Fun Of The Attendance

The second MLS Cup Playoffs wild card match has kicked off between the Columbus Crew and Colorado Rapids from Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce, Colorado. Unsurprisingly, there are not a lot of people at this match. The Rapids aren't exactly known for their sold-out stadium and raucous crowd, and MLS fans like to make fun of them for the lack of volume and butts in seats at most of their games. However, despite the fact that this is a playoff game, that would be unfair tonight.

It's currently 30 degrees in the Denver area, which is kind of cold. I say this as a 22 year resident of the Upper Midwest and someone who has been to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in January on a dozen occasions. Sitting outside for two hours when it is that cold sucks.

The Rapids deserve a lot of the jokes thrown their way, but let's save them tonight.

For more on the two teams playing in tonight's Wild Card match, check out Colorado Rapids blog Burgundy Wave and Columbus Crew blog Massive Report. For more on the rest of the MLS Cup Playoffs and the entire world of soccer, check out SB Nation Soccer.

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