Saturday, June 23, 2007

KC Returns Home to take on Dynamo

The Wizards return home tomorrow to take on the Houston Dynamo. The Wizards are coming in after losing 2-1 to the Crew on Wednesday, with Houston comes in on a 4 game winning streak, the latest of which was a 4-0 drubbing of Chivas USA at home on Thursday night.

This will be the Wizards last game with Jimmy Conrad for a while, the Wizards captain was called up to the US National team for the Copa America that begins next week. The Dynamo have both their Canadian internationals returning for this game, after being knocked out of the Gold Cup Thursday night. I'd expect to see Pat Onstad start in net for the Dynamo, but I'd figure on Dwayne DeRosario probably coming in as a sub for this one.

The Wizards have to find a way to score, and I'd love for them to find a way to score first, considering they haven't done that since early May. I would not be surprised if we see a bit of a lineup change tonight, Scott Sealy hasn't shown much in his 2 starts since coming back from injury, and it might be time to give Yura Movsisyan a start. The other question is, do you play Carlos Marinelli as a with drawn forward again, or do you play him at attacking midfield, where I think he is better suited to play? I'm hoping central midfield, so that's what my projected line up is showing:
Jewsbury - Garcia - Conrad - Burciaga
Victorine - Marinelli - Harrington
Arnaud - Movsisyan

The Wizards looked terrible against Columubs, and the way Onalfo has coached the team this season, I don't think he'll let the team come out and play like that again. I expect a much more intense team to come out tomorrow. The Dynamo look to be riding a major high after that 4-0 win over Chivas, but they're due for a fall some time, and I'd love to see it happen tomorrow.

KC - 3 (Arnaud, Marinelli, Movsisyan)
Dynamo - 1 (Mullan)

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