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August 3, 2009

 Wow. That match Saturday in Dallas was another fine example of Curt Onalfo’s exciting attacking offense. You must admit Davy Arnaud one shot on goal was exciting. Mr. Onalfo did such a fine job preparing the team physically and tactically for that match I do not understand how they loss  6 nil.


Thank god our next match is the 16th. That gives us 2 weeks to prepare for another exciting attacking soccer match. I just want to remind you that we had 2 weeks off to prepare for LA at home…….. and drew..


Here is the Wizards spin on the game:

Wizards Press 


Kansas City Wizards Fall to FC Dallas Saturday at Pizza Hut Park
FCD Wins 6-0 Through 4 Goals from Cunningham, 2 from Ferreira; Hartman Starts 100th Straight MLS Match
MLS Game #18
Saturday, August 1, 2009 – 7:30 p.m. (CT)
English TV: Metro Sports
Spanish TV: Time Warner Cable Channel 5
Spanish Radio: La Gran D 1340 AM
Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas
Weather: 89 and cloudy
Attendance: 10,317
Score:                                                                                   1              2              F
FC Dallas (5-9-5, 20 pts)                                                   2              4              6
Kansas City Wizards (5-7-6, 21 pts)                                0              0              0
Scoring Summary:
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 5 (Atiba Harris 3, David Ferreira 4) 39
DAL — David Ferreira 3 (Brek Shea 2, Dave van den Bergh 6) 42
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 6 (penalty kick) 66
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 7 (Brek Shea 3) 75
DAL — David Ferreira 4 (unassisted) 78
DAL — Jeff Cunningham 8 (unassisted) 89
(August 1, 2009) – The Kansas City Wizards (5-7-6, 21 pts) lost to FC Dallas (5-9-5, 20 pts) Saturday night 6-0 at Pizza Hut Park. FC Dallas scored four second-half goals, as striker Jeff Cunningham tallied four times and attacking midfielder David Ferreira added two more. Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman became just the second player in MLS history to start 100 straight games and ran his League-record consecutive minutes-played streak to 9,000 straight minutes.
FC Dallas took the lead in the 39th minute when David Ferreira played right-winger Atiba Harris through up the flank with a splitting pass. Harris ran onto the well-weighted ball and slid a pass along the ground to forward Jeff Cunningham making a run at the back post. Cunningham tapped the ball home from close range for a 1-0 lead. Then in the 42nd minute, Ferreira converted a goal of his own after Brek Shea and Dave van den Bergh worked a give-and-go on the left wing. Shea sent a low cross to Ferreira making a long run out of midfield for a conversion from close range and a 2-0 FC Dallas lead.
The Wizards nearly opened the scoring in the second half when striker Adam Cristman fed a pass from the left wing to midfielder Davy Arnaud in the center of the park. Arnaud took a touch then launched a right-footed bomb that FCD goalkeeper Dario Sala did well to save. Cristman made his first start for the Wizards on the night, playing 77 minutes. Cristman sat out the first 16 games of the season with a broken toe suffered during preseason. Arnaud made his first appearance since June 28 after spending the month of July with the U.S. National Team during the run to a silver medal in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Dallas then added four more strikes in the second half, with Cunningham scoring three and Ferreira adding a second tally. Cunningham made it 3-0 in the 66th minute from the penalty spot after drawing a foul in the area, then converted a long-range cross from Brek Shea in the 75th minute. Ferreira collected a loose ball near the top of the area and scored in the 78th minute before Cunningham slid one home from the top of the penalty area to round out the scoring in the 89th minute.
Kansas City returns to action Sunday, Aug. 16 as Cuauhtémoc Blanco and the Chicago Fire come to town for a 2 p.m. CT match at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The Wizards rallied to tie Chicago 2-2 in their first meeting of the season, with striker Josh Wolff scoring two late goals to salvage a road point at TOYOTA Park. The match will serve as Kansas City’s Public Safety Night, as the Wizards will honor police officers, firefighters and EMTs. For tickets, visit www.Ticketmaster.com/kcwizards. Call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400 for more information.
FC Dallas Line-Up: Dario Sala; Kyle Davies, Pablo Ricchetti, Daniel Torres, Jair Benitez (Blake Wagner 79); Brek Shea, Dax McCarty, David Ferreira (Eric Avila 82), Dave van den Bergh (Bruno Guarda 77); Jeff Cunningham, Atiba Harris
Substitutes not used: Ray Burse (GK), Steve Purdy, Andre Rocha, Anthony Wallace
Kansas City Wizards Line-Up: Kevin Hartman; Jack Jewsbury, Aaron Hohlbein, Rauwshan McKenzie, Matt Besler (Michael Harrington 63); Herculez Gomez (Lance Watson 46), Santiago Hirsig, Davy Arnaud, Claudio Lopez (ejection 69); Josh Wolff, Adam Cristman (Abe Thompson 77)
Substitutes not used: Boris Pardo (GK), Kurt Morsink, Michael Kraus, Jonathan Leathers
KC — Davy Arnaud (caution; Reckless Tackle) 49
KC — Josh Wolff (caution; Reckless Foul) 62
KC — Claudio Lopez (ejection; Serious Foul Play) 68
                                                                FCD                       KC
Total Shots:                                        16                           4                             
Shots on Goal:                                  9                              1
Saves:                                                   1                              3
Fouls Committed:                             8                              13
Offside:                                                2                              5
Corner Kicks:                                     4                              6             
Referee: Andrew Chapin
Assistants:   Kermit Quisenberry, Greg Boles
4th official: Chris Penso
·         Kansas City is now 17-16-8 all-time against FC Dallas, including an 8-10-3 record on the road.
·         Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman has now started 100 straight games and hasn’t missed any action in the last 9000 minutes his teams have played.
·         His minutes-played streak constitutes an MLS record.
·         He became the 2nd player in MLS history to start 100 straight matches.
·         Hartman made three saves on the night, increasing his career MLS records in saves to 1191.
·         Striker Adam Cristman made his first start in a Kansas City uniform Saturday, playing 77 minutes.
·         Cristman was acquired from the New England Revolution before the season, but suffered a broken toe late in preseason and was unavailable until Saturday.
·         Midfielder Davy Arnaud made his first appearance since June 28 after spending the month of July with the U.S. National Team.
·         Arnaud helped the USA to a 2nd place finish in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
·         He scored his 1st international goal and recorded his 1st international assist during the tournament.
·         Arnaud suffered a yellow card Saturday and will miss Kansas City’s next game due to yellow card accumulation.
·         Striker Claudio Lopez will also miss the next match after picking up a red card Saturday.
·         Kansas City has committed four red cards in MLS play and five in all competitions.
·         The Wizards have conceded three penalty kicks this year, with two converted for goals.
·         Striker Abe Thompson played the final 13 minutes against his former club.
·         FCD midfielder Dave van den Bergh started his MLS career with the Wizards, playing 13 games in 2006 with three goals and two assists.
·         Kansas City was without goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, defenders Jimmy Conrad and Chance Myers and midfielders Kevin Souter and Roger Espinoza through injury.