Friday, April 04, 2008

Wizards Back in Action Against Rapids

The Wizards are back in action tomorrow at 4 pm central time, when they take on the Colorado Rapids. KC, 1-0, comes in off of a 2-0 win over DC United last week. Colorado is also 1-0 having defeated the LA Galaxy 4-0. The way MLS has been going so far this season, the Wizards definitely have the advantage (home teams have scored 19 goals in league play while only allowing 2). Colorado comes in revamped with their biggest offseason purchase being the trade for Christian Gomez. Gomez will lead the Colorado attack. There will also be a familiar face on the back line, as Jose Burciaga Jr. is now playing on the Rapids back line.

Kansas City's injury report is getting better, as Chance Myers is up to probable for the game this weekend. This means I'd expect to see the Wizards put out their best 11 tomorrow.
Myers - Wahl - Conrad - Harrington
Jewsbury - Marinelli - Pore
Lopez - Trujillo

The Rapids haven't been good on the road in the past, and have not won in KC since 2002. That aside, this is a different Rapids team, they'll pose a much bigger problem to the Wizards then in the past. KC at home though should be the stronger side. Colorado's 4-0 win over the Galaxy is deceiving because of just how bad LA looked. With the smaller field at CAB and the younger, fitter defenders on KC's back line, they should do a better job of shutting down Gomez, Cummings, and Cooke.

KC - 2 (Lopez, Harrington)
CO - 1 (Gomez)

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