Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kamara Hattrick in KC Win

The Wizards won their second preseason game as they defeated the San Jose Earthquakes 3-0 in a 4 30 minute quarters game. All the scoring occurred in the first period as Kei Kamara scored a hattrick in the win. The Wizards have posted highlights of the Kamara's 3 goals which you can see at the end of this post. Kamara's first goal came off of a cross from the right by Chance Myers. Kamara's second and third came on fast breaks, on his second goal Kamara raced onto a miss clearance by San Jose off a flick on header by trialist Ryan Smith. The third goal also came courtesy of Smith as Smith raced down the left crossing into Kamara who one timed it past Cannon.

The second and third quarters of the game were fairly evenly matched according to reports, with San Jose have some decent chances in the fourth period. KC played a 4-4-2 each half according to the lineups the team posted, but the lineup of the first quarter team looks more like 3-4-3 lineup with Louis Crayton in goal, Jimmy Conrad, Aaron Hohlbein, and Chance Myers making up the back line, Roger Espinoza, Stephane Auvray, Birahim Diop, and Ryan Smith in the midfield, and Josh Wolff, Kei Kamara, and Davy Arnaud up top. Crayton, Diop, Wolff, and Arnaud all made way after 30 minutes for Ian Walker, Korede Aiyegbusi, Igor Kostrov, and Teal Bunbury. Almost full changes occurred after the second period, with only Aiyegbusi and Bunbury staying on the field. More changes came in the fourth period as 3 more trialists came on, a new goalkeeper, former FC Dallas defender Chris Gbandi, and former Minnesota Thunder defender, Rich Costanzo.

Overall it's a good result for what it is, a preseason game. Very good to see Kamara score some goals, hopefully it's a good sign for the coming season. There are still plenty of trialists in camp and lots of roster spots still up for grabs it would appear, so it'll be interesting to see how things progress as we head towards Saturdays friendly, once again against the Earthquakes.

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