The Wizards ended their 4 game home stand to open the season with a 0-0 draw with the defending champion, Houston Dynamo. While the score finished 0-0, it was an exciting game. The Dynamo had the better of the chances though, Kevin Hartman had to make good saves on shots by Dwayne DeRosario and Brad Davis to preserve the shut out. Besides that, the Wizards back line of Michael Harrington, Jimmy Conrad, Tyson Wahl, and Chance Myers did a good job of shutting down the Dynamo attack.
On the other end of the field, the Wizards offense seemed to struggle a bit. They didn't really force Tony Caig to make too many saves. For a keeper that has allowed 6 goals in his 2 games played before last night, I had been expecting KC to pepper the goal with more shots. Overall, the story appears to be out again on the Wizards, foul them, disrupt their game play and you can stop them. The last two games, the Wizards have suffered 32 fouls. Like last year, it appears teams have learned that to stop the Wizards attacks, you foul them.
Wizards Man of the Match - Kevin Hartman - Made some very good saves on DeRosario and Davis to keep the game at 0-0, saves that he may not have made last year when he wasn't in the shape he is now, El Gato is definitely back.
Honorable Mention - Jimmy Conrad, Chance Myers