Friday, August 31, 2007

Wizards to Try to Rebound

The Wizards will try to rebound from their disappointing loss to Real Salt Lake on Wednesday when they travel to play the defending MLS Cup champion, Houston Dynamo tomorrow. The Dynamo have hit a bit of a lull recently, and will be without a few key players. Brian Ching, Brad Davis, Stuart Holden, and Nate Jaqua are all set to miss the match tomorrow either due to injury or yellow card suspension (Jaqua).

As for the Wizards, they should have their full lineup ready to go tomorrow. The question is, what lineup will we see? Onalfo rested Nick Garcia in Salt Lake so I'd expect him to return. The rest of the lineup is up in the air as there has been a lot of switching around lately. Here's the lineup that I would LIKE to see tomorrow.

Jewsbury - Conrad - Garcia - Burciaga
Colombano - Marinelli - Victorine
Arnaud - Johnson

After a poor performance against Salt Lake, I'd have Zavagnin on a short leash tomorrow.

The Wizards could really use a win. This match would be a statement game for the rest of their season, taking down the West leading Dynamo in Houston. Even with the injuries to the Dynamo though, I don't really see it happening.

KC - 1 (Johnson)
Houston - 2 (Mullan, Ngwenya)

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