Monday, June 02, 2008

Wizards Looking to get in US Open Cup

Since I'm out of town tomorrow so I will be posting my preview for Wednesday's US Open Cup qualifier against the Colorado Rapids. The winner of the match will go into the US Open Cup proper. Colorado got to this point by beating the LA Galaxy last week 1-0. The Wizards got to this point by being the 8th seed in the playoffs last year. Colorado defeated FC Dallas yesterday 2-1 in Colorado. Kansas City on the other hand, played CSD Municipal in the New Mexico Cup Saturday night.

With Kevin Hartman staying home this past weekend, I'd expect him to get the start in net. The rest of the Wizards lineup I expect to be a starter heavy lineup similar to our line up to start the game against Municipal.
Leathers - Conrad - Wahl - Harrington
Arnaud - Zavagnin - Jewsbury - Marinelli
Lopez - Trujillo
Don't quote me on that lineup though.

KC comes in with one more day of rest, as well as the fact that the starters only played 45 minutes on Saturday. The Wizards should be fresher and able to take down the Rapids. That said, the Wizards also have a game in Salt Lake on Saturday, so Onalfo could be looking towards that and ending their 4 game winless streak.

KC - 2 (Marinelli, Trujillo)
CO - 1 (McManus)

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