Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We're Going to Get Tired of the Revolution

For the second time in the matter of a few weeks, the Wizards will take on the New England Revolution. This time, in SuperLiga. The Revolution come into the game having come from behind to beat Santos Laguna 4-2 on Sunday evening. New England is banged up again, and it looks as if three of the Revs best players will not be playing, as Sharlie Joseph, Steve Ralston, and Taylor Twellman are all listed as being out.

As for KC, they come in after the draw in the heat of summer in St. Louis. The cooler weather in the Northeast should be a welcome site to the team. The lineup for this game is hard to predict, with it being our second of 4 games in 10 days. I'd think that we're likely to see a few changes to the lineup that started against Atlas. Some players that haven't gotten much rest this season may get a chance to rest for a game, and guys with some knocks may get a rest too. That said, here's the lineup I would like to see tonight, whether we see it or not is another guess.
Leathers - Hohlbein - McKenzie - Harrington
Zusi - Jewsbury - Gomez
Wolff - Thompson

Key Match Up - Wingbacks vs Mansally and Nyassi - Containing the two Gambians is going to be a big task for whoever ends up in the wingback positions tonight.

PREDICTION - A win tonight by the Revolution puts them through to the semifinals, and the Wizards likely don't want to head into their final group play game needing a win to advance to the semifinals, so you can expect Coach Onalfo to come out and fight for this game. With the big guns out for the Revs and KC's success in New England in recent years, I think the Wizards have a good shot at pulling out the win tonight.

KC - 1(Thompson)
NE - 0


George Shook said...

But we won't get tired of beating them.

WS said...

Here Here George!!!

RHB said...

As much as I'd love to see Abe score, I don't know if he can. Anyway, GO WIZ!!!!