Weekly update: Off to Cali for Quakes

This Week with the Wizards - Headlines for Week of April 18th:
  • Wizards Continue Road Swing at San Jose on Saturday, April 23rd
  • Wizards Reserves to Face San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on Sunday, April 24th
  • April 30th Rematch of MLS Cup 2004 to be Broadcast Live on ESPN2
  • This Week with the Wizards
  • Wizards Training Schedule

    Wizards Continue Road Swing at San Jose on Saturday, April 23rd
    The Kansas City Wizards will continue their two-game, cross-country road swing this weekend in San Jose when they take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday, April 23rd. The match will kickoff at 9:00 p.m. CT from Spartan Stadium in San Jose.

    The Wizards currently sit in a four-way tie for second in the East with a 1-0-1 record (4 points) following their 2-2 tie against the MetroStars at Giants Stadium this past weekend. The Earthquakes sit in fourth in the West with a 0-1-2 record (2 points) and are still looking for their first win of the young season.

    Midfielders Jack Jewsbury and Chris Klein enter this weekend's match on a hot streak with both players having scored a goal in each of the Wizards first two games of the season. Jewsbury's strike in the 20th minute matched his career high of 2 goals set during the 2004 season. Klein's goal was the second straight after returning from ACL surgery that forced him to miss the final three months of the 2004 season and saw his return to action in the 2005 season opener.

    San Jose will be looking for their first win of the season following back-to-back ties at home to open the season and last weekend's disappointing loss on a stoppage time goal in Chicago. All three results have come following late-game meltdowns by the Earthquakes. In the season opener, SJ led 2-0 before allowing two New England goals in the second half. A week later, the 'Quakes led Chivas USA 3-2 late in the game before surrendering the tying goal in the 90th minute. Last week's loss against the Chicago Fire came when the Fire scored one minute into stoppage time.

    Wizards Reserves to Face San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on Sunday, April 24th
    The Kansas City Wizards Reserves will take on the San Jose Earthquakes Reserves on Sunday, April 24th at 12:00 p.m. CT at Valley Christian High School in San Jose. The Wizards Reserves tied the MetroStars Reserves 0-0 last weekend in their first-ever Reserve Division match. The Wizards Reserves first home game against the D.C. United Reserves that was originally scheduled for Sunday, May 1st has been rescheduled, but no date has been announced.


    Date                       Opponents               	Time (CT)/Result 
    Sunday, April 17, 2005     at MetroStars                T 0-0 
    Sunday, April 24, 2005     at San Jose Earthquakes      12:00 p.m. 
    Sunday, May 22, 2005       at D.C. United                9:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, May 29, 2005       San Jose Earthquakes         10:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, June 5, 2005       at New England Revolution     9:00 a.m. 
    Saturday, June 18, 2005    at Chicago Fire               5:30 p.m. 
    Sunday, June 26, 2005      Chivas USA                   10:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, September 18, 2005 Los Angeles Galaxy           10:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, October 2, 2005    Chicago Fire                 10:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, October 9, 2005    New England Revolution       10:00 a.m. 
    Sunday, October 16, 2005   at F.C. Dallas               10:00 a.m. 
    TBD                        D.C. United                  TBD 
    All dates and times subject to change.

    April 30th Rematch of MLS Cup 2004 to be Broadcast Live on ESPN2
    On April 30th, the Wizards will face 15-year-old soccer phenom Freddy Adu and D.C. United for the first time since last November's meeting in the 2004 MLS Cup Final. The rematch will take place at Arrowhead Stadium in the first of four scheduled meetings between the two sides this season. The April 30th match will be the "Soccer Saturday" Game of the Week and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 beginning at 3:00 p.m. CT.

    In conjunction with the ESPN2 broadcast, the Wizards will offer a "Freddy Four Pack", a specially priced package of four Outer Sideline Reserve tickets for just $60. Fans can purchase the "Freddy Four Pack" through Ticketmaster by calling 816-931-3330 or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans who purchase the "Freddy Four Pack" will be seated in designated sections that will be acknowledged by the ESPN2 announcers during the broadcast of the game and will have the chance to be shown on TV.

    Arnaud & Detter to Help with BVAC Clinic in Independence, Missouri April 19th
    Wizards forwards Davy Arnaud and Justin Detter will help with the BVAC soccer clinic in Independence, MO on Tuesday, April 19th. The clinic will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the BVAC soccer fields, located at 19404 Holke Rd. in Independence. For more information on the BVAC clinic, please call 816-796-8702.

    Dynamo at NE United League Games April 23rd
    Kansas City Wizards mascot Dynamo will be on hand to entertain kids at the NE United League games at two different locations on Saturday, April 23rd. He will be at St. Ann's Catholic Church, located at 7231 Mission Rd. in Prairie Village from 9:15 to 10:00 a.m. and then will be at Prairie Elementary School , located at Prairie School 6642 Mission Rd. from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

    Wizards Injury/Absence Report
    M - Sasha Victorine - Questionable - Hamstring Strain (L)