First off, let me say that KC actually led St. Louis 2-1 last week, before allowing an 88th minute goal and giving St. Louis a bid to the USOC. KC’s goals were from Austin Williams in the 16th to go up 1-0 and then from Jordan Raybould (Ryan’s younger brother) in the 49th to go up 2-1. Joshua White was also ejected in the 20th minute, same minute that STL scored their goal – a PK? Not sure, match report doesn’t indicate.
KC takes on the Springfield Demize tonight at 8pm at William Jewell College. Springfield have scored just 1 goal on the season while giving up 13. That one goal was against KC. A Brass win coupled with a Des Moines win over St. Louis will have 4 teams on 10 points (and 2 on zero, Thunder Bay has yet to start season).
Weather for tonight’s game: 77F, partly cloudy and just a touch of wind. So go out and see a local team in action if you can.
KC Wizards/New Mexico Cup
The game against CSD Municipal will be played in almost 90F weather, 7 mph winds and about 5% humidity.
I am gonna guess that we’ll see some starters at first, or mostly starters. And at halftime there will be a wholesale lineup change. Should get to hear about KC playing their flat midfield. Neither starting striker will be in New Mexico so I am expecting we will see Trujillo and Colombano up top to kick the game off. Midfield could be Kerry and Jack with Davy and, if not Carlos, then maybe Morsink, Souter, or possibly Kraus out wide and the backline will be the usual. Also possible that Harrington plays wide left with Leathers on the back.
Good luck to the guys. Let’s hope for no injuries and lots of improvement on the team play. Some goals too would be nice.