Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Wizards preseason finished in Argentina

The Kansas City Wizards today finished their preseason training in Argentina today with a 4-0 win over River Plate. Over the course of the trip, the Wizards went 3-2-2, with wins over Defensa & Justicia reserves, Nuevo Chicago, and River Plate. Their two losses came against San Lorenzo and Boca Juniors. The two draws came against Defensa & Justicia first team, and San Lorenzo's reserves. I am missing the final roster stats for the match against Nuevo Chicago. The Wizards never released any game stats on their website. The only way I know that the Wizards won the game is through one of Kevin Hartman's blog entries from earlier in the week where he said, "Even when the rest of the team was dismantling Nuevo Chicago, a first division side, I was putting in interval work on the track." And mentioned the scorer of at least 2 of the goals: " While Davy Arnaud was scoring his second goal of the game, I was about halfway through my 30-minute session." So while the Wizards may have won that game by more then 2 goals I don't have any of the other information to put into the stats.

Unfortunately I have not been able to gain any more information about the match. The Wizards look like they may have at least 3 more friendlies to start the season. Two of them are on April 7th, while the rest of the league kicks off the regular season, the Wizards will host the Seattle Sounders, and the University of Evansville in final tuneups. Also according to this post on bigsoccer, they also have a game coming up on the 31st of March.

As of right now though, these are the Wizards stats this preseason.
6W - 4L - 3D

Goal Scorers
Scott Sealy - 3
Momadu Ba - 2
Jack Jewsbury - 2
Michael Harrington - 2
Davy Arnaud - 2
Willy Guadarrama - 2
Ryan Raybould - 2
Yura Movsisyan - 1
Jimmy Conrad - 1
Eddie Johnson - 1
Ryan Pore - 1
Lance Watson - 1
own goal - 1

Kevin Hartman - 2 split game shutouts
Eric Kronberg - 3 split game shutouts, and 1 solo
Chris Konopka - 1 split game shutout, and 1 solo

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