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** Each Week leading up to March 9th the Kansas City Wizards will feature
the "Champions Cup Countdown",
a comprehensive look at the Wizards upcoming Champions' Cup match against
Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa.
The Wizards will host the first match of the two-leg, aggregate goal, first
round series
at Arrowhead Stadium on Wednesday, March 9th, with kickoff slated for 7:00
p.m. CT.**


On March 9th, the Wizards will begin play in the 2005 CONCACAF
Champions' Cup when they host Deportivo Saprissa at Arrowhead Stadium.
Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster and can be purchased by calling
816-931-3330 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Seating for the Champions Cup match will be limited to the north side of the
stadium and all tickets will be Field Level General Admission. Tickets are
$10 for adults and $5 for youth (15 and younger) and WILL NOT be included in
any season ticket packages. No other discounts will apply.

Tollgates into the Truman Sports Complex will open at 5:00 p.m. on March 9th
and parking is just $5 per vehicle. All fans entering the stadium will enter
through Gate B on the northeast side of Arrowhead Stadium. Gate B will open
at 6:00 p.m. and kickoff will be at 7:00 p.m.


The Wizards will take part in the prestigious CONCACAF Champions'
Cup for just the second time in franchise history. Having earned a spot in
the 2005 Champions' Cup by reaching the MLS Cup Final in 2004, the Wizards
will host storied Costa Rican side Deportivo Saprissa in the two-leg, first
round series. Saprissa, who lost in the 2004 Champions' Cup Final to fellow
Costa Rican side LD Alajuelense, enters this year's field for the fifth time
in the last seven years the tournament has been staged.

Kansas City qualified for the 2002 Champions Cup after winning the
2000 MLS Cup Championship. They were originally scheduled to take part in
the 2001 competition, but CONCACAF pushed the starting date into 2002 as it
reorganized and expanded the tournament format, therefore there was no 2001
Champions Cup played.

On March 3, 2002, the Wizards faced W Connection FC (Trinidad) in
Port-of-Spain, Trinidad in their first ever Champions Cup match, and
defeated their opponent 1-0. Two weeks later, Kansas City played host to
their Trinidad rivals and again posted a shutout, this time in a 2-0 win
that would propel the Wizards into the Quarterfinals of the tournament.

In April of that year, the Wizards would face Santos Laguna of
Mexico and would split the two-game series but advanced on a 3-2 aggregate
goal margin after falling 1-2 in Torreon, Mexico, then posting a 2-0 shutout
at home. With the aggregate goal victory, Kansas City became the only MLS
team, of the four that began the tournament, to reach the semifinals in
2002. They also became the first team in MLS history to defeat a Mexican
club team in a home-and-home series format of an international tournament.

Kansas City would eventually fall to Monarcas Morelia (Mexico) in
the semifinals, 2-7 on aggregate goals. After falling behind 6-1 in the
first leg that was played in Morelia, Mexico, the Wizards came back to earn
a 1-1 tie on their home soil. The Wizards finished with a 3-2-1 record in
six Champions Cup matches against some of the top teams in the CONCACAF

2002 Champions Cup First Round, Game 1 - March 3, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 1 at W Connection FC (Trinidad) 0

Manny Ramjohn Stadium, Port-of-Spain, Trinidad

Scoring Summary:

KC: Francisco Gomez (Gary Glasgow) 85'

WC: None

Kansas City Lineup: Tony Meola-GK, Mike Burns, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes,
Jose Burciaga (Carey Talley-78), Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Chris Brown,
Preki (Francisco Gomez-82), Eric Quill, Roy Lassiter (Gary Glasgow-68).

2002 Champions Cup First Round, Game 2 - March 16, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 2 vs. W Connection FC (Trinidad) 0

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Scoring Summary:

KC: Mike Burns (Preki) 52', Preki (Gary Glasgow) 53'

WC: None

Kansas City Lineup: Tony Meola-GK, Mike Burns, Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes,
Diego Gutierrez (Jose Burciaga-66); Gary Glasgow (Francisco Gomez-78), Kerry
Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Eric Quill; Chris Brown, Preki (Stephen Armstrong-86)

2002 Champions Cup Quarterfinals, Game 1 - April 10, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 1 at Santos Laguna (Mexico) 2

Corona Stadium, Torreon, Mexico

Scoring Summary:

KC: Gary Glasgow (Francisco Gomez) 81'

SL: Lillingston 2', Lillingston 35'

Kansas City Lineup: Tony Meola-GK; Nick Garcia, Peter Vermes, Carey Talley,
Mike Burns; Kerry Zavagnin, Preki (Francisco Gomez-60), Matt McKeon (Roy
Lassiter-73'), Diego Gutierrez; Chris Brown, Stephen Armstrong (Gary

2002 Champions Cup Quarterfinals, Game 2 - April 24, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 2 vs. Santos Laguna (Mexico) 0

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Scoring Summary:

KC: Carey Talley (Unassisted) 33', Chris Brown (Preki) 71'

SL: None

Kansas City Lineup: Tony Meola-GK, Mike Burns, Nick Garcia, Carey Talley,
Diego Gutierrez, Gary Glasgow, Kerry Zavagnin, Matt McKeon, Stephen
Armstrong (Francisco Gomez-65), Preki (Peter Vermes-82), Roy Lassiter (Chris

2002 Champions Cup Semifinals, Game 1 - August 7, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 1 at Monarcas Morelia (Mexico) 6

Estadio Morelas, Morelia, Mexico

Scoring Summary:

KC: Dario Fabbro (Stephen Armstrong) 85'

MOR: Alex Fernandes (Adolfo Bautista) 50', Hernan Bujan (Unassisted) 57',
Adolfo Bautista (Alex Fernandes) 62', Javier Saavedra (Antonio Gonzalez)
73', Alex Fernandes (Antonio Gonzalez) 75', Alex Fernandes (Penalty Kick)

Kansas City Wizards Lineup: Tony Meola-GK; Chris Klein, Nick Garcia, Carey
Talley (Chris Brunt-65), Mike Burns; Chris Brown, Kerry Zavagnin, Francisco
Gomez (Matt McKeon-63), Eric Quill (Preki-31); Dario Fabbro, Stephen

2002 Champions Cup Semifinals, Game 2 - August 28, 2002

Kansas City Wizards 1 vs. Monarcas Morelia (Mexico) 1

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO

Scoring Summary:

KC: Chris Brown (Davy Arnaud) 68'

MOR: Jose Antonio Noriega (Penalty kick) 36'

Kansas City Wizards Lineup: Tony Meola-GK; Mike Burns, Peter Vermes, Diego
Gutierrez; Chris Klein, Kerry Zavagnin, Francisco Gomez (Chris Brown-61),
Matt McKeon, Eric Quill; Dario Fabbro (Chris Brunt-37), Igor Simutenkov
(Davy Arnaud-46)


The 2005 CONCACAF Champions' Cup winner will earn a berth in the
2005 FIFA World Club Championship, a six-team tournament to be held in Japan
in December 2005. The champion of each of the six Confederations - CONCACAF
(North & Central America & Caribbean), CONMEBOL (South America), UEFA
(Europe), AFC (Asia), CAF (Africa) and OFC (Oceania) - will take part in the
World Club Championship.

The six teams in the FIFA World Club Championship will split a prize pool of
$15 million with the pool ranging from $1 million for the sixth place team
to $5 million for the winner.


Quarterfinal Series - March 9 & March 16/17

Kansas City Wizards (USA)* vs. Deportivo Saprissa (CRC)

CF Monterrey (Mexico)* vs. CSD Municipal (GUA)

D.C. United (USA)* vs. Harbour View FC (JAM)

CD Olímpia (HON)* vs. Pumas UNAM (Mexico)

* Hosts First Leg

Semifinal Series - April 6/7 & April 13/14

Kansas City Wizards-Deportivo Saprissa Winner vs. CF Monterrey-CSD
Municipal Winner

D.C. United-Harbour View/Tivoli Gardens FC Winner vs. CD
Olímpia-Pumas UNAM Winner

Final Series - May 4 & May 11

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