Friday, June 27, 2008

Hoping for a Win

We're back home again this weekend. This time it's to take on Real Salt Lake. Salt Lake is coming in on a 5 game winning streak, including their first road win of the season, a 1-0 result at Chivas USA. Other then that win, though, Salt Lake is 0-5 on the road. So here's to hoping that Salt Lake returns to their regular road form against us tomorrow night.

Overall, Saturday is going to be a busy day. I'm going to be out there pretty early as two good friends of mine are getting married on the field at 2 pm. So when you're watching the game, look for the people in the Cauldron in wedding attire, I'm sure I'll be somewhere nearby. Forgive me for the shorter right up as I'm getting ready to head to the rehearsal dinner. If you want a full look at my view of the game, check out the write up I did for the RSL Blog, Keepin' It Real.

Here's the lineup I posted there, and the lineup that's been used in practice lately.
Jewsbury - Hohlbein - Conrad - Harrington
Arnaud - Victorine - Morsink - Lopez
Trujillo - Sealy

PREDICTION - The Wizards need a win this weekend, anything less and the playoffs become a stretch. We're already 6 points out of 6th place in the East, so we'll need a win streak of our own if we hope to make any kind of noise this season. But with the way our offense has played lately, I'm not seeing it.

KC - 1 (Lopez)
RSL - 1 (Beckerman)


tolstoy said...

mike- do you know if lance is in the squad this weekend?

the reserves don't play again until the 11th

maybe for the US Open Cup game?

he was playing very well this spring prior to the injury and I'm (im)patiently awaiting his return - T.

Mike said...

I don't know if he's in the squad. I'm guessing he's not up to full match fitness yet. I wouldn't be surprised to see him come on as a sub at least in the Open Cup game.

He's coming back at a good time with all the problems in the midfield though, that may give him a better chance of getting on the field.