25 Aug. News and Blogs you might have missed.

August 25, 2009

San Jose v. Kansas City – 5 Thoughts Wow what more do I need to post today. This pretty much sums up the season

MLS Weekend Recap: Playoff Race Heating Up Even though the Wizards are cold, I  sure we can back into the play-offs…….again.

Men’s Soccer Drops Exhibition Match to Kansas City Wizards

Major League Soccer Week 23 Recap and Video Highlights: New England Revolution win two

What’s Happening in Major League Soccer

MLS Dogpile | Power Failure

Former Wizards owner among others helping U.S. bid for hosting World Cup 2018 or 2022

I am just happy to be a Wizards Supporter

AG

Wizards Press

Kansas City Wizards Weekly Update

* Weekly Schedule
* Hartman Surpasses 1200-Save Plateau
* Wizards Partner with Royals on KC Blue Sports Pack For Tuesday, Saturday
* Wizards Host Real Salt Lake August 29 on Cheer and Dance Night
* Tickets Remain Available for Real Salt Lake Match August 29
* Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium Make Short List for USA Bid to Host FIFA World Cup™
* Wizards Support USA Bid to Host FIFA World Cup™
* The Jimmy Conrad Show Airs Live From Fox and Hound in Overland Park This Month
* Spanish-Language Coach’s Show Airs Thursday at New Time

WEEKLY SCHEDULE:
The Kansas City Wizards host Real Salt Lake Saturday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. The Wizards will host their weekly press conference at 12 p.m. CT on Thursday at the team’s Swope Park Training Center. Saturday’s contest will be broadcast live locally on Metro Sports (English) and Time Warner Cable Channel 5 (Spanish). The game will also be broadcast live on radio, with Sports Radio 810 WHB broadcasting the action. Dave Borchardt will do play-by-play, as injured Wizards midfielder Kevin Souter joins him in the booth as an analyst.

Date                                       Time                                                       Location
Tuesday, August 25            DAY OFF
Wednesday, August 26      10 a.m. CT                                            Swope Park Training Center
Thursday, August 27          10 a.m. CT                                            Swope Park Training Center (Weekly Press Conference)
Friday, August 28                10 a.m. CT                                            Swope Park Training Center
Saturday, August 29        7:30 p.m. CT                                        vs Real Salt Lake at CommunityAmerica Ballpark

HARTMAN SURPASSES 1200-SAVE PLATEAU:
Saturday night, Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman became the first goalkeeper in League history to reach 1200 saves. Hartman made five saves on the night, extending his MLS record for career saves. He is the all-time MLS leader in wins (143), shutouts (82), saves (1200), games played in goal (323) and minutes played in goal (28,935). Should Hartman play the full 90 minutes this Saturday as the Wizards host Real Salt Lake, he will become just the second player in MLS history to surpass 29,000 minutes played.

WIZARDS PARTNER WITH ROYALS ON TICKET PACKAGE FOR TUESDAY, SATURDAY:
The Kansas City Wizards are teaming with the Kansas City Royals to introduce the KC Blue Sports Pack, giving fans a chance to enjoy two fun family-friendly sporting events this week for only $30. Fans can purchase the KC Blue Sports Pack online at http://www.royals.com/wizards. For more information, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

The summer ticket package features a Bleacher Ticket at CommunityAmerica Ballpark for the Wizards-Real Salt Lake Major League Soccer contest at 7:30 p.m. CT on Saturday, and a View Level Infield Ticket at Kauffman Stadium for the Royals-Cleveland Indians 7:10 p.m. CT game on Tuesday. Each ticket package also includes a Wizards T-shirt and a Royals cap.  Tuesday at Kauffman Stadium also features the 5th installment of T-Shirt Tuesday for the Royals. The first 20,000 in attendance will receive a powder blue t-shirt with a classic Royals design.

STARTING 11 GIRLS HOST DANCE AND CHEER CLINIC SATURDAY:
The Kansas City Wizards are hosting Dance and Cheer Night around their MLS match-up with Real Salt Lake Saturday. The Starting 11 Girls will lead a Dance and Cheer Clinic for children ages 6-18 that culminates in a halftime performance at CommunityAmerica Ballpark. For just $30, participants receive:
Custom lessons and clinic with the Starting 11 Girls
A halftime performance at CommunityAmerica Ballpark
One (1) bleacher ticket to the match August 29 versus Real Salt Lake
One (1) special-edition T-shirt
Pictures with the Starting 11 Girls
Pre-game activities at Dave and Buster’s in The Legends

For more information on the package, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

TICKETS REMAIN AVAILABLE SATURDAY’S MATCH VERSUS REAL SALT LAKE:
In addition to the KC Blue Sports Pack and Dance and Cheer Night, single-game tickets remain available for Saturday’s match against Real Salt Lake. Tickets start at just $15 for General Admission seats. Bleacher tickets are still available for $20, as are Stadium Reserved tickets for $25 and All-You-Can-Eat Seats for $35. Tickets are available online at http://www.Ticketmaster.com/kcwizards. For more information, call the Wizards at (913) 387-3400.

The Pepsi/Price Chopper Family 4-Pack is also offered for this match. As part of the package, fans will receive:

Four (4) Kansas City Wizards Tickets
Four (4) Hot Dogs at CAB
Four (4) Pretzels at CAB
One (1) Stadium Blanket
One (1) Pepsi Coupon Package for redemption at area Price Chopper stores:
One (1) Free 6-Pack of Dr. Pepper or Sierra Mist (20 oz. bottles)
One (1) Free 2 Liter of Crush or Sierra Mist
One (1) Buy One, Get One SOBE Lifewater (20 oz. bottle)
One (1) Kansas City Wizards Merchandise Discount Coupon good for $5 off a merchandise purchase of free customization of a Wizards jersey.
All coupons expire on November 30, 2009

KANSAS CITY, ARROWHEAD STADIUM MAKE SHORT LIST FOR USA BID:
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. Fans are encouraged to show their support for the bid by visiting http://www.goUSAbid.com and signing the petition to bring the FIFA World Cup™ to the United States.

The 2006 FIFA World Cup™ in Germany announced a total economic impact of approximately $6.2 billion and the creation of 50,000 new jobs, while recording that two million tourists spent approximately $766 million. The USA Bid Committee is currently undertaking an economic impact study for an event in the United States in 2018 or 2022.

Kansas City’s bid committee also includes Kansas City Wizards Technical Director/Interim Head Coach Peter Vermes, a former FIFA World Cup™ participant who represented the United States 67 times at the international level. Vermes helped lead a young squad to an improbable qualification in the 1990 World Cup in Italy, the first trip for the United States in 40 years. The United States has qualified for each of the next four FIFA World Cup™ tournaments, one of the longest active streaks in the world.

“Appearing in the FIFA World Cup™ was the highlight of my playing career, and helping to bring the event to my adopted hometown of Kansas City would be a highlight of my post-playing career,” Vermes said. “The FIFA World Cup™ is truly a once-in-a-lifetime event, and I hope everyone here in the Heart of the Continent will experience the energy in either 2018 or 2022.”

The Kansas City / USA Host City Bid Committee features members and expertise from a wide range of Kansas City metropolitan area public and private entities from both sides of the state line, including: The Kansas City Chiefs; Kansas City Wizards’ ownership group OnGoal, LLC; the Kansas City Sports Commission and Foundation; the Kansas City Convention and Visitors Association; the City of Kansas City, Missouri; the Unified Government of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, Kansas; and POPULOUS, formerly HOK Sport Venue Event.

JIMMY CONRAD SHOW AIRS FROM FOX AND HOUND IN OVERLAND PARK THIS MONTH:
The Jimmy Conrad Show, presented by Budweiser, will air Wednesday night on Sports Radio 810 WHB from 7-8 p.m. CT and simulcast online at kcwizards.com. The show will be broadcast live from Fox and Hound in Overland Park, Kan. during the month of August. Fans are encouraged to call in during the show at 913-3-810-810.

Fox and Hound – Overland Park
10428 Metcalf Ave
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 649-1700
Google Maps Link

In 2009, the Wizards will take registrations from fans at each edition of the Jimmy Conrad Show for month-end drawings. Prizes will include Field Side Reserved tickets, a clinic from a Wizards player, a Football/Futbol double-header package and a VIP Meet & Greet session after a training session. Each fan can enter that month’s drawing each time they attend The Jimmy Conrad Show.

The Jimmy Conrad Show will be held at different bars throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area. The show will run from 7-8 p.m. CT each week except for a small number of nights when the time will change due to programming conflicts on Sports Radio 810 WHB.

Month                   Prize                                                                                                                                                      Winner
April                        2 Field Side Reserved tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. D.C. United May 6                        Matt Fulton
May                        VIP Meet & Greet session for 10 at a Wizards practice                                                               Mandy Kraft
June                       4 Terrace Table tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. Houston Dynamo July 4                         Jeremy Underwood
July                         Youth-team clinic with a Kansas City Wizards player
August                   Football/Futbol Double-Header package including KU, K-State or MU Football tickets
September            2 Field Side Reserved tickets to Kansas City Wizards vs. Colorado Rapids Sept. 26
October                 Autographed Wizards jersey and on-field VIP experience at 2009 playoff game

Fans can download archives of The Jimmy Conrad Show from the podcast page at kcwizards.com.

ZONA WIZARDS AIRS THURSDAY ON 1480 AM:

Wizards Interim Head Coach Peter Vermes will join Enrique Morales each Thursday at a new time from 1-2 p.m. CT for the weekly Spanish-language coach’s show Zona Wizards on Ke Buena 1480 AM. This week, Spanish-speaking fans are encouraged to listen for a recap of Saturday’s match against San Jose and a look ahead to Saturday’s game against Real Salt Lake.