Kansas City-New England preview

Here’s the official preview for the KC-NE game.  Along with two already well known injuries and the red card to Larentowicz it seem that the Revolution will be without the services of Chris Albright.  He’s listed a questionable.  Not sure if it can get much worse for New England.  For KC Davy Arnaud is now listed at Doubtful, along with Sasha Victorine.  So at least Davy is getting closer.

KC leads the series at home with a record of 7-3-5 (WDL) and in the overall series the Wizards are 15-7-10.

Weather looks like this right now.  At 7:00pm tomorrow it will be Cloudy and 56F and the wind will be from the East at 12mph.  Supposed to rain about 9:00pm.  My prediction is that it will rain during the game, so if you are a Bermie, bring your rubbers…boots that is!

Since KC has a few quick games in a row, it will be interesting to see what Curt Onalfo does with the lineup.  If he does anything at all.  After Houston on Saturday KC will next play the following Sunday in Chicago.  KC’s first off week won’t be until after the third road game of the season, in May.   I will not be surprised to see a few different starters for the New England game and also see Onalfo sub off guys that will have started all three games.  It’s a chance for maybe Aaron Hohlbein and Chance Myers to play, for Scott Sealy and/or Eloy Colombano to start.  I think we may see Roger Espinoza play and also a chance that Kurt Morsink starts.  Then again, Curt could “go with what’s been working”.  Hard to know since the team didn’t practice Monday and then today it was soggy(and the day before a game).

My prediction is 3-1 to KC.  I’d pick 3-0 but NE has some fast new guys and some of the defensive weirdness we saw Saturday might crop up again.  Goal scorers: Lopez, Marinelli and … Lopez.  All in the first half.

Few articles here before the game:

A quote/stat(from preview) harkening back to the Colorado game: A year ago, the Wizards did not score a single goal off a corner kick. Two of their 32 goals came on headers from free kicks swung into the area; after two games this season, Kansas City has already matched that total.



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