MLS Game #20
Saturday, August 22, 2009 – 9:30 p.m. (CT)
English TV: Metro Sports
Spanish TV: Time Warner Cable Channel 5
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM
Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, California
Weather: 69 and clear
Score: 1 2 F
San Jose Earthquakes (5-11-5, 20 pts) 0 1 1
Kansas City Wizards (5-9-6, 21 pts) 0 0 0
SJ – Chris Wondolowski 4 (Ramiro Corrales 2, Bobby Convey 2) 93+
(August 22, 2009) – The Kansas City Wizards (5-9-6, 21 pts) lost to the San Jose Earthquakes (5-11-5, 20 pts) Saturday night on a last-minute goal. Substitute striker Chris Wondolowski snapped a header inside the back post late in second-half stoppage time for the game-winner. The shot was the only to elude Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman on the night. Hartman made five saves, extending his MLS record for career saves to 1200 stops. Hartman is the first goalkeeper to reach 1200 saves in League history. San Jose’s goalkeeper Joe Cannon, who ranks 3rd behind Hartman and Tony Meola on the all-time saves list, made seven stops on the night.
Both ‘keepers were busy early, with Hartman stopping a hard, near-post shot just 30 seconds into the match off the foot of Earthquakes attacker Arturo Alvarez. Then, in the 4th minute, Cannon had to stone a point-blank shot from Kansas City attacker Claudio Lopez after Lopez worked a quick give-and-go with Wolff to get in behind the defense.
In the 9th minute, Hartman made a pair of saves to keep San Jose off the score sheet. First, Hartman denied Darren Huckerby at the top of the penalty area. The ball bounced free to striker Cornell Glen in the middle of the park. Hartman was still off his line as Glen fired toward goal but quickly scrambled backward to deflect the shot wide of the near post.
Cannon again showed his mettle in the 38th minute when Lopez split the defense to put midfielder Jack Jewsbury free to goal. Jewsbury took a shot with the first touch, attempting to slide the ball past the on-rushing Cannon, but the San Jose backstop made a kick save to keep the game 0-0 at halftime.
The game appeared destined to end 0-0 with each goalkeeper picking up a clean sheet, but substitute striker Wondolowski changed that in the 3rd minute of second-half stoppage time. Ramiro Corrales served in a bending cross to Wondolowski near the top of the penalty area, and the former Houston Dynamo striker laid out to snap a header toward goal. The shot snuck past a diving Hartman and tucked inside the back post for a 1-0 San Jose victory.
The USA Bid Committee Inc. announced Thursday that Kansas City and Arrowhead Stadium are one of 27 cities and 32 venues, down from 70 initial stadia in 52 cities, on the short list to be included in the United States’ bid to host the FIFA World Cup™ in either 2018 or 2022. The USA Bid Committee will submit their bid to world soccer’s governing body, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), in May of 2010. FIFA will select host countries for the 2018 and 2022 events in December of 2010. The Kansas City / USA Host City Bid Committee is Co-Chaired by Kansas City Chiefs Chairman of the Board Clark Hunt and Cerner Corporation’s Chairman and CEO and Kansas City Wizards co-owner Neal Patterson.
Tickets remain available for next Saturday’s game against Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. CT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, starting at $15 for General Admission tickets. Bleacher tickets are still available for $20, as are Stadium Reserved tickets for $25 and All-You-Can-Eat Seats for $35. The Pepsi/Price Chopper Family 4-Pack is also offered for this match. For tickets, visit http://www.Ticketmaster.com/kcwizards. For more information, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.
Kansas City Wizards Line-Up: Kevin Hartman; Lance Watson, Jimmy Conrad ©, Rauwshan McKenzie (Matt Besler 77), Michael Harrington; Herculez Gomez, Jack Jewsbury, Santiago Hirsig, Claudio Lopez (Adam Cristman 90); Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff
Substitutes not used: Boris Pardo (GK), Chance Myers, Kurt Morsink, Roger Espinoza, Jonathan Leathers
San Jose Earthquakes Line-Up: Joe Cannon; Chris Leitch (Chris Wondolowski 83), Jason Hernandez, Brandon McDonald, Bobby Convey; Shea Salinas, Andre Luiz, Ramiro Corrales, Darren Huckerby (Ryan Johnson 64); Arturo Alvarez, Cornell Glen (Quincy Amarikwa 39)
Substitutes not used: Andrew Weber (GK), Simon Elliott, Ramon Sanchez, Michael Zaher
SJ – Jason Hernandez (caution; Reckless Foul) 52
SJ – Arturo Alvarez (caution; Dissent) 81
KC – Davy Arnaud (caution; Reckless Tackle) 87
KC – Claudio Lopez (caution; Delaying a Restart) 90
KC – Matt Besler (caution; Handball) 91+
SJ – Andre Luiz (caution; Reckless Tackle) 94+
Total Shots: 20 13
Shots on Goal: 6 7
Saves: 7 5
Fouls Committed: 15 14
Offside: 5 4
Corner Kicks: 6 5
Referee: Ricardo Salazar
Assistants: Paul Scott, Frank Anderson
4th official: Yadar Reyes
· Kansas City is now 17-19-6 all-time against San Jose, including a 4-12-5 record on the road.
· Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman has now started 102 straight games and hasn’t missed any action in the last 9180 minutes his teams have played.
· His minutes-played streak constitutes an MLS record.
· Aug. 1, Hartman became just the 2nd player in MLS history to start 100 straight matches.
· Hartman made five saves Sunday, increasing his career MLS record in saves to 1200.
· Hartman becomes the first goalkeeper in MLS history to reach the 1200-save plateau.
· Hartman is the only player to start all 20 games this season for the Wizards and the only player to play every minute of every game this year.
· Michael Harrington started at left back for the Wizards for the first time since the second match of the season, playing the full 90 minutes.
· Defender/midfielder Chance Myers made the 18-man game day roster for the first time this season.
· Kansas City activated Myers from the Disabled List Friday.
· Myers suffered a broken toe late in preseason that ruled him out for the first 19 games of the year.
· Kansas City was without goalkeeper Eric Kronberg and midfielder Kevin Souter through injury.
· The Wizards return to action next Saturday, August 29 against Real Salt Lake at 7:30 p.m. CT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
· The USA Bid Committee Inc. announced Thursday that Kansas City and Arrowhead Stadium are one of 27 cities and 32 venues, down from 70 initial stadia in 52 cities, on the short list to be included in the United States’ bid to host the FIFA World Cup™ in either 2018 or 2022.
· The Kansas City / USA Host City Bid Committee is Co-Chaired by Kansas City Chiefs Chairman of the Board Clark Hunt and Cerner Corporation’s Chairman and CEO and Kansas City Wizards co-owner Neal Patterson.