Given that the KC match is a mere 3 days after the Chivas match, I figure it’s not too early to get this thread started. Most recently, the Wizards are coming off of a loss (highlight) vs. Chicago and boast a 9-8-5 (W-L-T) record with 32 points. Meanwhile, RSL is coming off of a match with Chivas USA and currently (pre-Chivas match) boasts a 2-10-6 (W-L-T) record and has 12 points. RSL sits at the bottom of the MLS standings. This match is likely to see the MLS debut of RSL’s new Argentine playmaker, Javier Morales. This will be the KC’s second visit to RES; the first being back on April 18th when the two sides met on a chilly and snowy evening in LHOC play. RSL shocked KC during that encounter with a 2-1 result that saw the game go into extra time. John Ellinger was still coach of RSL at the time and that first meeting between RSL and KC was his first victory of the season. Five RSL starters in that game have since been shed from RSL’s roster: Danny Torres, Chris Klein, Mehdi Ballouchy, Freddy Adu, and Jeff Cunningham. Others that started that evening have seen their playing time dramatically curtailed: Jack Stewart, Willis Forko, and Kenny Cutler. RSL and KC played in MLS play in Kansas City on July 14th with KC coming away with a 1-0 win, off of a goal by Eddie Johnson in which he poked in a shot that had rebounded off of the post. KC out shot RSL 20-5 on the night. Only four current RSL players have notched goals with RSL. Chris Brown and Robbie Findley are tied as goal scoring leaders with 3 goals a piece. KC has 10 different goal scorers on its roster, with Eddie Johnson leading the team with 12 goals – more than twice as many as the number two goal scorer. Davy Arnaud and Sasha Victorine are tied with 6 assists a piece.