Saturday, September 5, 2009

The (must win) Roadtrip 2009 Edition

The season really does come down to this trip. The Wizards must win, at least two and a tie to have a realistic chance to make the come back and get in to the playoffs and the playoffs have to be the goal.

Tonight is New England, the last team to lose to the Wizards in league play. DC United on Wednesday and New York Red Bulls next Saturday. As for a 3 game road trip in 8 days where you need wins this is probably the best possible for Kansas City.

All teams that can be beat. New England has been good to the Wizards on the road, DC United has not been exactly smooth sailing the last couple months and the Red Bulls are the only team that can claim to be worse than KC.

The playoffs (not just improving) has to be the goal...

This will be the one game this year that I do not watch. I will be at the Irish Fest at Crown Center and will be following the score on my phone. I will also be tracking the US National team of course. If you want to go to a watch party, go to Hillcrest Road to get the list.

Go USA!!!

Go Wizards!!!

A little video from practice on Thursday for your enjoyment. It was a passing possession drill where each team had to pass there team mate into the scoring zone. Coach Vermes was really letting the players know when they were not meeting his expectations.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Lance Watson Interview - 9/3/09

Lance Watson heading a ball into goal during a recent practice...

Mike over at Down the Byline name Lance Watson his August Player of the Month. In the fan forum he is leading in votes for August Player of the Month as well. I can not argue with these selections. I think he should have won it earlier in the year once already.

It may be that he is leading in votes because the team has had no goals in a while (a LONG while) but I am happy that the fans are recognizing his contributions to the team. There is never a game or a practice that he does not give it his all. If it were not for injuries he may have solidified a starting place on the team last year.

I talked to Lance for a few minutes after practice on Thursday.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Peter Vermes interview - 09/01

Talked with Coach Vermes after practice yesterday. He talked about the previous game, Chance's first game back and the substitutions he made.

Chance Myers interview - 09/01

I talked with Chance after practice yesterday.