Thursday, December 06, 2007

Matches of the Season

To get my mind off the news from yesterday dealing with the Bannister Mall stuff, I decided to spend some time looking through the Wizards schedule, and picking the Top 5 games of the season. I'll post them over the next 5 days, starting today, with number 5.


9/15 vs Columbus Crew 3-2

Down the Byline original write up.

This certainly wasn't the Wizards best performance of the season. In fact, the Wizards were lucky to get a point, let alone all 3 of them against the Crew. That said, what makes this game was the ending.

The Wizards had come into this game after a 1 win August. They'd started the month of September with a tie down in Houston, and were looking to build off that result, to hopefully see themselves into the playoffs. The Wizards were able to grab the lead in the 31st minute thanks to this beauty of a free kick from Scott Sealy.

Kansas City held this lead into the half, but the Wizards were unable to hold onto the lead, though. Columbus got goals from Alejandro Moreno and Andy Herron in the 65th and 67th minute to put the Wizards on their heals. The Crew looked to be on their way to victory in second half stoppage time, when a foul by Stefani Migloranzi on Kerry Zavagnin in the box gave Eddie Johnson the chance to score a PK to tie the game at 2-2.

Before Wizards fans had even had a chance to settle down from the goal and an unearned point, Johnson, streaking down the middle of the field played the ball wide to Eloy Colombano, who placed a cross right on the head of Sealy, who buried it past Hesmer in the 4th minute of stoppage time to give the Wizards the win.

Full highlights of the game can be seen here:

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