Friday, October 26, 2007

It's Playoff Time

The Wizards return to the playoffs for the first time since their MLS Cup loss in 2004. They'll take on the Western Conference Champion, Chivas USA, tomorrow night at Arrowhead. Chivas comes into the game after drawing 0-0 with Houston at home. The Wizards come in after beating FC Dallas 2-0 to get into the playoffs.

Chivas will be without two fairly regular starters, Lawson Vaughn is suspended for the match in Kansas City due to a red card in the match against Houston. The more important loss for the Goats, though, is the loss of second leading scorer, Ante Razov. Razov has been the main attacking problem for the Wizards in their matches against Chivas, as he helped to set up Chivas' first in KC, and scored both goals in the game in LA.

As for KC, they'll be without Carlos Marinelli, who injured his ankle again in the win over Dallas. The Wizards rest of the starting lineup should be ready to go.
Jewsbury - Garcia - Conrad - Harrington
Arnaud - Morsink - Victorine
Sealy - Johnson

Chivas is fighting the injury bug right now, not only is Razov out, but Maykel Galindo and Jesse Marsch are also fighting the injury bug. If the Wizards want to stand a chance in this series they need to take advantage of the injuries this week. Too do that, both Johnson and Sealy need to be on mark.
KC - 2 (Johnson, Sealy)
Chivas - 1 (Galindo)

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