9 Sept. News and Blogs you might have Missed

Harrington In The Fast Lane

Beckham buzz has muted as Wizards prepare to meet Galaxy “Compared with last season, ticket sales for his appearance with the LA Galaxy at the Kansas City Wizards this Saturday are down too, ”

Week 24 Recap – Let’s honor international week please

Klein Leading The Way For The Galaxy Every Week

SBI MLS Power Rankings: Week 24

MLS Talent Improves in 2008; Roster Freeze Date is September 15

On Soccer: Inspired Schelotto has Crew flying high

Goal.com MLS Rankings: Crew Stay Top  “13. Kansas City – Why is Davy Arnaud the only player who continues to produce on a weekly basis?”

Schelotto Wins Fourth MLS POW Award Of Season

 

 

–PRESS RELEASE–

 
 

Kansas City Wizards Weekly Update
 

                       
Kansas City Wizards Weekly Schedule
 
The Kansas City Wizards host the Los Angeles Galaxy and its cast of stars including David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Chris Klein and Head Coach Bruce Arena Saturday. Kansas City sits six points out of the final playoff position with seven matches remaining. The Wizards will look to earn three points toward the playoff push in the team’s only match at Arrowhead Stadium in 2008.
 
Tuesday, September 9 – Training
10:00 a.m. CT; Swope Park Training Center
 
Wednesday, September 10 – Training
10:00 a.m. CT; Swope Park Training Center
 
Thursday, September 11 – Training
10:00 a.m. CT; Swope Park Training Center
 
Friday, September 12 – Training
10:00 a.m. CT; Swope Park Training Center
 
Saturday, September 13 – MLS Match
4:00  p.m. CT Kansas City Wizards vs Los Angeles Galaxy at Arrowhead Stadium***
 
***Match originally scheduled for 7 p.m. CT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
 
Kansas City Wizards Swope Park Training Center
6310 Lewis Road
Kansas City, MO 64132
Google Maps here
 
Tickets Remain for Saturday’s Match Against Los Angeles Galaxy, Presented by M&I Bank
 
Tickets for the Wizards match this Saturday against the Los Angeles Galaxy remain on sale to the general public. Tickets are available by calling (913) 387-3400, visiting www.kcwizards.com or through any Ticketmaster outlet. The game will be played at 4 p.m. CT at Arrowhead Stadium, and midfielder David Beckham is scheduled to make his first-ever appearance in Kansas City. 

 
Game sponsor M&I Bank will provide water bottles to the first 10,000 fans in attendance and partner in a special pre-game food drive with Harvesters. Fans who donate three or more items will receive a limited-edition T-shirt, access to a special M&I Bank VIP tent and be entered to win a seat upgrade. Harvesters will have bins outside each gate, and the special-access tent will be situated outside Gate D.
 
Prior to the match, former indoor soccer stars will battle at the KC Soccerdome. Former players from Kansas City will face former St. Louis stars at 12 p.m. CT, then sign autographs outside Arrowhead Stadium during pregame festivities. Fans must show a ticket to Saturday’s match between the Wizards and Galaxy to see the throw-back game. For more information, visit this page.
 
 
Kansas City Wizards Partner with Dick’s Sporting Goods for “Shop with a Player” Event
 
The Kansas City Wizards and Dick’s Sporting Goods have teamed up for “Shop with a Player” this Wednesday, September 10, at the Leawood Dick’s Sporting Goods location (11801 Nall Ave Leawood, KS 66211). Fifty children participating in Spofford’s Strengthening Families Program, a collaboration between Hickman Mills, Center and Grandview school districts, will receive $100 from DSG and get the chance to shop with Wizards players.
 
Dick’s Sporting Goods, a Major League Sponsor since 2007, is putting on similar events with other teams around the League. Participating children will be arranged in groups of five with one Wizards player and one helper assigned to each small group. 
 
 
Who: Coach Curt Onalfo, M Jack Jewsbury, F Davy Arnaud, D Aaron Hohlbein, D Tyson Wahl, M Lance Watson, D Jonathan Leathers, D Chance Myers, D Rauwshan McKenzie, M Roger Espinoza, M Nelson Pizarro, M Kevin Souter
When: Wednesday, September 10
Where: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Town Center Plaza
What: The Kansas City Wizards players and Dick’s Sporting Goods will be hosting 50 youth from the Hickman Mills School district for their “Shop with a Player” event. The children be given a gift card and will have the opportunity to go shopping around the store with the players.
 
Wizards Jerseys Available for Auction to Conclude Community Night Activities
 
Eighteen autographed, game-worn Wizards jerseys are available for auction at www.kcwizards.com as part of the club’s Community Night activities from their 3-2 win over Chivas USA August 9. Proceeds from the sale will benefit five of the Wizards preferred charities and the Kansas City Soccer Foundation, the charitable arm of Wizards ownership group OnGoal. To visit the auction page directly, go here.
 
Jerseys start at $150 or $200, and the auction runs through September 15. Autographed jerseys are available from the following players: Claudio Lopez, Kevin Hartman, Jimmy Conrad, Josh Wolff, Kerry Zavagnin, Sasha Victorine, Davy Arnaud, Kurt Morsink, Jack Jewsbury, Roger Espinoza, Michael Harrington, Chance Myers, Tyson Wahl, Matt Marquess, Aaron Hohlbein, Ivan Trujillo, Nelson Pizarro and Eric Kronberg.
 
Proceeds will go to the five charities that participated in Community Night on August 9: Autism Speaks, Charlie’s Safe Haven, Child Protection Center, Gilda’s Club, and Spofford.
 
The Jimmy Conrad Show Live from McFadden’s Wednesday
 
The Jimmy Conrad Show is back on the air Wednesday for another dose of the latest in soccer news and notes. Conrad and voice of the Wizards Sean Wheelock will host the show live McFadden’s in Kansas City’s Power and Light District Wednesday, September 10 at 7 p.m. CT. Each week, Conrad and Wheelock will chat with guests from the Wizards and other MLS clubs for the latest from around MLS.
 
Archives of The Jimmy Conrad Show are available online at the Wizards podcast page.
 
Wizards Weekly Press Conference Held Thursday at Swope Park
 
The Wizards weekly press conference will start at 12:00 p.m. CT at the pavilion adjacent to the team’s Swope Park Training Center. Head Coach Curt Onalfo and newly acquired forward Abe Thompson will be the guests this week. Planet Sub sandwiches and cookies will be provided to all media members who attend. Each Kansas City Wizards practice will still be open to media, and outlets are encouraged to take advantage of the Wizards media policy.
 
Zona Wizards Airs Live Thursday on La Playa 1480 AM, Time Warner Cable Channel 5
 
Zona Wizards, the weekly Spanish-language radio and TV show, will air live this Thursday at 2 p.m. on La Playa 1480 AM and Time Warner Cable Channel 5. Hosted by Enrique Morales and Raul Villegas, Zona Wizards will feature a player each week.
 
Wizards Weekly to Air Thursday, Friday, Saturday
 
Wizards Weekly, Kansas City’s weekly magazine show covering the Wizards will feature Head Coach Curt Onalfo and a player each week. Metro Sports will air Wizards Weekly three times per week.
 
Wizards Weekly show times:
 
Thursday’s        9:30 p.m. CT
Friday’s             6:30 p.m. CT
Saturday’s         11:30 a.m. CT
 
Starting 11 Girls Help Raise Awareness for National Kidney Foundation
 
Who: Starting 11 Girls Amber and Monica
When:  Friday, September 12; 6:00-9:30 p.m.
Where: Mosaic Lounge, Kansas City Power and Light District
What:  The Kansas City Wizards Starting 11 Girls are doing their part to support the National Kidney Foundation through their KC Kidney Champions event at Mosaic. They will be in attendance and helping promote future Kidney Foundation events. Check out their Kidney Walk website that they will be promoting at www.kidneywalk.org.

 AG

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