KANSAS CITY, Mo.
7:30 pm CT (HDNet; KFWD)
For the first time in a month the Kansas City Wizards get to enjoy a game in their friendly Arrowhead Stadium confines, though the road was certainly welcoming, Bob Gansler's men finishing their five-game away swing unbeaten (with three wins and two draws) and a solid second place in the West. The visiting Dallas Burn come in having answered a four-match losing streak with a four-game unbeaten run of their own, the time this year they've reeled off four matches on the trot without the sting of defeat.
REFEREE: Richard Heron. SAR (bench): Kermit Quisenberry; JAR (opposite): Jose Andrade; 4th: Shane Butler
MLS Career: 31 games; FC/gm: 35.4; Y/gm: 3.0; R: 8; pens: 10
Games involving Wizards: P6 W2 L4 T0; FC/gm: 35.8; Y/gm: 2.0; R: 2; pens: 1
Games involving Burn: P4 W2 L2 T0; FC/gm: 34.3; Y/gm: 4.0; R: 1; pens: 2
INJURY REPORT: KANSAS CITY WIZARDS - OUT: MD Preki (L fractured fibula/L dislocated ankle); FW Igor Simutenkov (L torn Achilles tendon); PROBABLE: DF Shavar Thomas (L ankle sprain) ... DALLAS BURN - OUT: FW Bobby Rhine (R knee MCL sprain); GK Scott Garlick (R ankle sprain); FW Eddie Johnson (L ankle sprain); PROBABLE: MD Oscar Pareja (groin strain)
INTERNATIONAL ABSENCES: none
SUSPENDED: KC: Diego Gutierrez (11 CP in 3 gms)
YELLOW PERIL: DAL: Chris Gbandi (20 CP); Carey Talley (10 CP in 2 gms) ... KC: Alex Zotinca (19 CP)
ALL-TIME (30 meetings): Wizards 13 wins (2 shootout), 38 goals ... Burn 13 wins (1 shootout), 48 goals ... 4 draws
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS
The Kansas City Wizards concluded their five-game road swing unbeaten, hanging on for a 1-1 draw against the San Jose Earthquakes at Spartan Stadium on Saturday evening. Despite the quality away result, the Wizards fell out of a first-place tie atop the Western Conference with the Los Angeles Galaxy, now two points back with 22 points from 14 matches.
Before passing a midweek Open Cup test against a quality A-League opponent, the Dallas Burn extended their unbeaten run to four games, but shared the points for the second consecutive week in a 1-1 draw with D.C. United at the Cotton Bowl on Saturday afternoon. The draw kept the Burn in fourth place in the Western Conference with 16 points from 12 matches, now eight points adrift of the West-leading Los Angeles Galaxy.