KC in Champions Cup reminder...

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Lucid, Aug 5, 2002.

  1. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
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    (Courtesy of MLSNet, give her a click.)

    2 days to go. For those of you who didn't know, let me brief ya. KC's playing in the Champions Cup (tournament of best concacaf clubs if you didn't know) and they've made it past WC Connection (T&T) and hated Santos Laguna (Mexico) and now they're in the semi's facing off against Morelia who got here by knocking off the Fire.

    I know you're not all Wizards fans, but even I find it hard to not root for MLS clubs in international competition, especially when it's in a match against a Mexican club. It's an important game for our league so if you're not doing anything, follow the game Wednesday night.

    There's no webcast for video/audio as far as I know, but luckily we can at least follow the game partially through gametracker on MLSNet.

    Here's the game info for the home/away series.
    Wednesday, August 7 - Monarcas Morelia vs. Kansas City Wizards, Estadio Morelos, 3:00 p.m. CT
    Wednesday, August 28 - Kansas City Wizards vs. Monarcas Morelia, Arrowhead Stadium, 7:00 p.m. CT

    With the way KC has been playing lately, I wouldn't be shocked to get out of Mexico with a tie. They are extremely hot right now (just won in Dallas for the first time since I think it was '97?) Other than losing to San Jose twice (arguably the best team in the league, and we did beat them last time we played), and the Metros once, the Wizards haven't lost in 14 games. There's definately a chance here for the Wizards, and as long as we can get out of Mexico by trailing by only 1 goal in this aggregate series, I'll be very hopeful for the chances of getting through to the Final round.

    Unfortunately there's some speculation as to whether Igor Simutnikov will be able to play in the game or not because of some work eligibility issues in Mexico since he's from Russia. That will be a big blow to the Wizards as he has been probably the most explosive player on the offensive side. But we'll hear if they got that problem cleared up or not in the next few days and if the Wizards will actually be able to play a legitimate game down in Mexico which has yet to happen for us.

    But anyways... Let's go Wizards, and MLS!
     
  2. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    And if anyone cares, the other semifinal will be played between Pachuca and Aluense (there's a "j" in there somewhere) on the 14th and 21st.

    The finals are penciled (this is CONCACAF, afterall) in for September 4th and 18th.

    Go Wizards!
     
  3. ElJefe

    ElJefe Moderator
    Staff Member

    Feb 16, 1999
    Colorful Colorado
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    VAMOS MONARCAS!
     
  4. Jose L. Couso

    Jose L. Couso New Member

    Jul 31, 2000
    Arlington, VA
    I will be watching Real Madrid-Roma at the Meadowlands, but...

    GO WIZARDS!
     
  5. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As insufferable as Derek would be if they won, I'm still behind the Rainbow Warriors for this one.
     
  6. jmeissen0

    jmeissen0 New Member

    Mar 31, 2001
    page 1078
    take mls to the title guys
     
  7. Popero

    Popero Member

    Jul 5, 2002
    CT
    Go Wizards!
     
  8. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Aww... I feel so loved.:rolleyes:

    Still waiting for you guys to do the faceplant you are scheduled for.

    :)
     
  9. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    I could care less about the result.

    I do have but three words for the KC team, though:

    Drink.

    The.

    Water.
     
  10. flmls

    flmls New Member

    "I will be watching Real Madrid-Roma at the Meadowlands, but...

    GO WIZARDS!
    "

    The Wizards game is on Wed. the Roma/Madrid match is on thursday, just in case ya didn't know. Can't wait to watch the game in NY thur.
     
  11. FlashMan

    FlashMan Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    'diego
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I hope next year if this competition becomes a bit more "settled" and locked in, that maybe FSW will pick up a few games next year as there's probably an audience for games like this out there.

    Buena suerte Wizards!
     
  12. McGinty

    McGinty Member

    Aug 29, 2001
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Its pretty pathetic that some of us are dancing in the streets over a game tracker.
     
  13. Northside Rovers

    Jan 28, 2000
    Austin TX
    Club:
    FC Dallas
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Dare to Dream. If the US Open Cup can make the schedule, maybe this can too . You gotta figure FSW Espanol would have some interest.

    Since I don't Spanish - and I will deny ever saying this: Allez Wizards.
     
  14. SocrStopr13

    SocrStopr13 New Member

    Apr 29, 2001
    Yep I'll be pullin for the wizards and hope they show good for US soccer and the MLS.
     
  15. The Creeper

    The Creeper New Member

    Jul 18, 2000
    Up in MA
    Are the Mexican Clubs taking this tournament seriously (semi-full teams)?
     
  16. redzin

    redzin New Member

    Jan 6, 2000
    Good luck from a Fire fan.

    And some advice.....watch your backs and don't sell anything in a plastic bottle.
     
  17. Davids26

    Davids26 Member

    May 31, 2000
    Whats the story with Simutnikov?

    Hes not allowed to play in Mexico or what? I don't get how they could bar him from playing? Someone want to explain???
     
  18. Lucid

    Lucid Member

    May 17, 1999
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Game on.... follow it on MLSNet.com, 13th minute according to Gametracker, 0-0
     
  19. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they lose, no. :D
     

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