Friday, August 28, 2009

Club America vs Chivas - Sept 16

Okay, two of the best teams in North America playing at Arrowhead. Should be fun.

Press Release:
Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Saral, the Kansas City Wizards (Major League Soccer) and the Kansas City Chiefs (NFL), today announced that Mexico’s most popular teams, Club América and Club Deportivo Guadalajara S.A. de C.V. (Chivas), will add a new chapter to their storied rivalry when the clubs meet for another edition of Mexico’s “Clásico Nacional,” or national derby, on Wednesday, September 16 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri at 8:30 p.m. CT. The game, which will celebrate Mexican Independence Day, will be presented by Bud Light.

Claudio Lopez played for Club America prior to coming to Kansas City so I may have to root for them. Don't think I can cheer for Chivas, but at least they are the original and not the lite version from LA.


On a related note:
I was hearing rumors since before the season started about the Wizards working to bring in a team to play in a friendly. I talked with Wizards VP Greg Cotton and he confirmed that the team has had conversations with quite a few teams. One of the more interesting ones was that there were some serious talks with Everton. Apparently Kansas City was working with them before MLS was. The league ended up signing Everton to be the opponent for the MLS All Star game this year. Too bad, would have been fun to see them play at CAB.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wizards practice - 8/27/09

Wanted to share some shots from Thursday. They played a full squad, full field scrimmage in the second half of practice.

Boris Pardo stopping Davy's breakaway on goal...


Kevin Souter has started scrimmaging. He played a little while in the game with Creighton and played the whole scrimmage today. He looked a little tentative the other day but looked much more comfortable today.


The rest of the shots from today in a slide show...







Jimmy Conrad interview - 8/27/09

Talked with Captain Conrad after practice today. We discussed how the team is doing. I asked him if there was any coaches out there he would like to come to the Wizards and a few other things...



I'll post some practice photos a little later today...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wizards practice - 8/26/09

It was a bit wet today at practice. They quit early when the lightning got too close. A few shots of players looking a little soaked. Jack, Jonathan and Zoltan...


Aaron...


And Michael...


After the team went inside Coach Vermes stopped for a couple minutes...



Just a short video of one of the scrimmages in the rain before they went inside...