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May 30, 2007

Wizards 4 – Revolution 3

Filed under: Soccer — Tags: , , , , — Willis @ 8:39 pm

Kansas City Keeper Knows Kung-FuNo, that’s not a baseball score — That’s the final score of the MLS Soccer game I attended this weekend. Actually since the Revs didn’t win I think the scoreboard should say: Wizards 4 — Revolt 3. Even though the home team didn’t come out victorious, it was a good event.

The Kansas City Wizards fired a magic missile at the darkness and that magic missile was Eddie Johnson. Eddie blew the Revolution away with his first career hat trick. The game winning goal was a pretty sad one from a Rev’s fan point of view — In a horrible back pass between defenders, Johnson comes out of what seems like nowhere going about 100 mph and steals the ball. Catching the defender off guard, Eddie speeds right by leaving him with a one-on-one with Reis. Reis is a pretty good keeper, but Eddie Johnson (who kind of sucked it up last season) was able to score easily.

Dancing Soccer Players - Revolution vs. WizardsThe second half of the game was mostly in the Revs favor, but we not able to convert any of the many chances into goals. We did get to see a couple of the Revs Rookies: Wells Thompson and Adam Cristman. Of note is that Wells Thompson’s full name is Thomas Wells Thompson, but since his parents were idiots, he unsurprisingly goes by Wells. Also look at this picture. I think that’s Marshall Leonard and Kerry Zavagnin doing a crazy dance while Taylor Twellman hides his face in shame.

Check out my pictures of the game (most of which come from the second half, where the Revs were attacking toward the side I was seated):

Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 1 Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 2 Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 3 Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 4 Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 5 Revolution vs. Wizards Picture 6

  • angryed

    Umm, where are the rest of the fans?the other side of the stadium is completely empty. Are all those sections of the stadium left empty because of the glare? A “kicker’s background”, if you will…?

  • M. Witty

    This was actually a “dark match” that had to be played in an empty stadium due to the sometimes deadly hooliganism that Revs and Wiz fans are known for. It’s actually quite common in Europe.

  • angryed

    yeah, what would I know about Europe, anyways…?

  • Jim

    If you’re a Revs fan, want to do a link exchange?

  • Jim

    Oh, and they close off half of the 68,000 seat stadium because they are too cheap to staff the other side and clean up after the game. It’s a sad state of affairs.

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