Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Wizards Continue Busy Week

The Wizards continue their string of 3 games in 9 days tomorrow, as they will be in Columbus to take on tomorrow night. Both teams are coming in off of 3-3 ties, Kansas City with New York, and Columbus with New England.

This match should be a different game than the 1-0 game back in May in Kansas City. Both team's are scoring goals on a regular basis now, as well as leaking goals. Both teams are still going to be missing their US National Team Gold Cup members, Eddie Johnson for the Wizards, and Frankie Hejduk for the Crew. The Crew, though, will be missing 4 other players who took the field against New England on the weekend. Tim Ward, Robbie Rogers, and Danny Szetela will all be with the U-20 USA Men's National team as they prepare for the U-20 World Cup. The Crew will also be missing Rusy Pierce, who is suspended due to yellow card accumulation.

The Wizards starting 11 will probably be the same as it was for the game against New York.
Jewsbury - Garcia - Conrad - Burciaga
Victorine - Marinelli - Harrington
Arnaud - Sealy

The one change that could be made to the lineup, is that Sealy could be replaced by the hot hand, Yura Movsisyan.

While I think the Wizards should be able to take the full 3 points off the Crew tomorrow, I still have some worries about this game. The Wizards leaking goals is worrisome. The last 3 games, the Wizards have allowed, 3, 2, and 3 goals. For a defense that got a keeper upgrade from last season, that's rather worrisome. I'd like to see the Wizards score a few and keep the clean sheet tomorrow night.

KC - 2 (Arnaud, Movsisyan)
Crew - 0

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