Thursday, October 04, 2007

Wizards Close Out Home Season

The Wizards will close out their home season tomorrow night against DC United. The two teams have split the season series so far. The Wizards opened the season with a 4-2 win at DC, and loss 1-0 in KC on the Fourth of July. This match will decide the season series between the two teams.

This weekend allows the Wizards a chance to clinch a spot in the playoffs, but they need to take care of their match against DC first. For the Wizards to clinch a playoff spot, they first need to beat DC on Friday night. If that happens, the Wizards will then need two other results to go their way on the weekend. The first is that Columbus has to not win at home against Dallas on Saturday night. The other result that has to go KC's way is LA can not win at Houston on Sunday. Of the two results, LA not winning is the safer beat.

Back to Friday night and the Wizards. Both Davy Arnaud and Jimmy Conrad are out for this game due to red cards against LA last Thursday. With those two out, the Wizards will have to shuffle their lineup for the game.

Jewsbury - Garcia - Wahl - Harrington
Morsink - Marinelli - Burciaga
Johnson - Sealy

A win would be huge for the Wizards both in regards to breaking out of their funk, and going a long way to help them get to the playoffs. While the other results may not go the Wizards way, a win would basically put the Wizards into the playoffs. DC is coming off a game on Tuesday against Chivas de Guadalajara in the Copa Sudamerica and may be a little tired from the trip.

KC - 1 (Johnson)
DC - 1 (Gomez)

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