Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Kansas City Wizards 2 - 0 San Jose

It was a cold, windy and wet day. Big Claudio almost blew away...

Fortunately there were a few people to help him stay grounded...


There were many story lines Sunday. The defense came together to hold San Jose scoreless. Lance Watson started his second game and first at right back. Lance played a very good solid game. When he made a turnover, he fought to contain the other player and won the ball back. Here is Lance going above Cam Weaver to win a header...


In the middle was the normal starters, Jimmy Conrad and Aaron Hohlbein. Aaron not only helped anchor a stingy defense Sunday, he took a page from Jimmy's book last year and scored the winning goal. Here Aaron dives for a header (not the goal). Unfortunately I was not shooting when Aaron scored the goal, I was upstairs thawing out my fingers and cleaning a small layer of ice from the front of my lens.


On the other side was Matt Besler. He got his first start in the MLS, not at center but on the left side when Harrington went down with a hamstring strain in practice. Matt kept his side of the field pretty clean...

Kevin Hartman going horizontal in front of goal. Too bad almost nobody was there to see it...

Herculez Gomez had a good day as well. He made the pass that put Claudio into scoring position.

Here Claudio has received that pass and is shooting...


The ball bounces up in the net (that means it is a goal)...


And Claudio flys again, now in celebration...


While the attendance was a bit low due to the weather and a rare Sunday afternoon game, the Cauldron faithful were there...

It was another miserable day for photography, at least for my efforts. Cold, wet and dark does not make it easy. You can go to KC - San Jose Gallery to see more of my images.

Go read Mike’s Cold, windy, wet and win for more game analysis

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