Friday, June 06, 2008

End of the Road

The Wizards end their long 6 game road trip tomorrow in Salt Lake as they take on Real Salt Lake. Last year the Wizards allowed an early goal and ended up losing 3-1, as well as losing their US Open Cup qualifier there 2-1 after extra time. Salt Lake comes in off of a 3-1 win over San Jose. KC meanwhile had last week off from MLS action, but played CSD Municipal in the New Mexico Cup and then took on Colorado in their Open Cup qualifier on Wednesday. How will the fact that many of the Wizards starters went 120 minutes against Colorado affect them Saturday in altitude in Salt Lake? Not to mention the horrible turf there. Midfielder Carlos Marinelli doubtful with a groin strain and with the turf I wouldn't expect him to even make the trip.
Leathers - Wahl - Conrad - Harrington
Arnaud - Zavagnin - Jewsbury - Victorine
Lopez - Sealy

PREDICTION The Wizards really need points from this game, the East is too good this year to continue to drop points against non-conference teams. With the amount of players that played 120 minutes on Wednesday though, I would guess there will be a lot of tired legs for the Wizards.

KC - 1 (Lopez)
RSL - 1 (Findley)

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