Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Wizards Continue Busy Schedule

After 17 days off, the Wizards will now play their 4 match in 11 days as they travel to Salt Lake to take on Real. Salt Lake is probably the weakest team in MLS this season with only 2 wins. This is the Wizards second trip out to the Great Salt Lake. Earlier this season the Wizards were out there for their US Open Cup play in match, where the Wizards lost 2-1 in extra time. The roster for Salt Lake has changed quite a bit since that time. From the players that played against the Wizards back in April, 5 of them (Klein, Torres, Ballouchy, Adu, Cunningham) are no longer with the team.

Davy Arnaud is suspended for the game due to picking up his 5th yellow of the season in the game against Chicago on Saturday. Other then that, I would expect the Wizards best lineup out there. Kurt Morsink started on Saturday in place of Carlos Marinelli, but I'd expect Marinelli to be back in the lineup tomorrow.
Jewsbury - Conrad - Garcia - Burciaga
Victorine - Marinelli - Harrington
Sealy - Johnson

If the Wizards have any aspirations of winning MLS Cup this year, this has to be a statement game. Anything less then 3 points, and the playoffs actually start to become a question due to the difficulty of the rest of the Wizards schedule.

KC - 2 (Johnson, Sealy)
RSL - 1 (Findley)

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