Friday, April 11, 2008

Wizards Take on Another Undermanned Team

The Wizards finish up their 4 game home stand to begin the season tomorrow when they take on the defending MLS Cup Champion, Houston Dynamo. Both KC and Houston are coming in off of losses on Wednesday. KC lost to New England 3-1 on Wednesday, while the Dynamo lost to Deportivo Saprissa in the CONCACAF Champion's Cup 3-0. The Dynamo come to KC a bit jet lagged, and injured. Goalkeeper Pat Onstad and defender Eddie Robinson are both listed as out for this game. Another starter, Stuart Holden is listed as doubtful. With those three out injured, the pressure will be on the Wizards to take 3 more points on their home stand. I'd expect a few changes from the lineup on Wednesday as the Wizards play their 3rd game in 8 days.

Myers - Wahl - Conrad - Harrington
Jewsbury - Marinelli - Morsink
Trujillo - Lopez

Like the Revolution, the Dynamo are coming in with a bunch of injuries. The Wizards should be able to take down the Dynamo. Back up keeper, Tony Caig has looked shaky, and that's putting it nicely, so the Wizards should be able to score some goals, especially without Robinson playing on defense.

KC - 3 (Lopez, Trujillo, Colombano)
Houston - 1 (Ching)

UPDATE: The most up to date injury report is now out for the game. Onstad is listed as out still. He's joined on that list by Craig Waibel, who played only 5 minutes before being subbed out against Deportivo Saprissa. Robinson has been upgraded from out to doubtful, while Holden has moved up to probable.

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