Friday, October 19, 2007

Wizards Need Win in Season Finale

The Wizards end their 2007 regular season tomorrow night in Dallas against FC Dallas. A win would see the Wizards clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time since they made the MLS Cup Finals in 2004. A draw or a loss in Dallas, and KC will have to wait and see how the other results go over the weekend, to find out whether they make it in or not.

Hopefully the Wizards can just take the result into their own hands and win this weekend. Dallas is already in the playoffs and could rest some starters for the upcoming playoff series with either Houston or Chivas. Dallas will also be without Bobby Rhine who is suspended due to a red card.

As for the Wizards, Kerry Zavagnin is suspended for this game due to yellow card accumulation. Other than that, the Wizards should likely have everyone available for this game. The only other change I possibly see being made is Jose Burciaga Jr moving to the bench after his howler of a game in New York last weekend.

Jewsbury - Garcia - Conrad - Harrington
Arnaud - Marinelli - Victorine
Sealy - Johnson

KC - 1 (Sealy)
FCD - 1 (Oduro)

The Wizards need this result more than Dallas does, but the Wizards have had their road problems this season. While I'd love to see us get the win and secure our playoff spot so that the team can relax on Sunday instead of stressing through the LA-Chicago game, I just don't see it happening with the way the team has been playing. The Wizards will once again be sweating on Sunday waiting to see how other results fall.

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