Wednesday, April 22, 2009

CAB's National TV Debut

Tomorrow night CAB makes it's national television debut as the Wizards take on the New York Red Bulls on ESPN2. New York comes into the game having finally picked up a win this season, defeating Real Salt Lake 2-0 in New York. They also finally scored a goal on their own (their first goal of the season was an own goal). The Red Bulls will be missing Jeremy Hall due to a red card suspension as well as Albert Celades, who will be missing due to a hamstring strain. They will have Carlos Johnson returning from his red card suspension though.

Kansas City suffered through a very bad first half but managed to come back and get a draw in Chicago last week. Kansas City is now unbeaten in 3 games, including getting 4 points on the road in Seattle and Chicago, both places that people would say are hard places to play. Haven't been out to practice a few times this week I don't expect many changes if any to the lineup. Here's what I think we could see.
Watson - Conrad - Hohlbein - Besler
Hirsig - Arnaud - Gomez
Wolff - Lopez

PREDICTION - Kansas City is on a nice little roll here and New York isn't that strong on the road, Red Bull coach Juan Carlos Osorio tends to play more defensive lineups on the road than when they are at home. Still with Juan Pablo Angel in the lineup you can never count New York out, especially when Angel always seems to find a way to score against KC. Still I think KC can pull off the win tomorrow.

KC - 2 (Gomez, Wolff)
NY - 1 (Angel)

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