HOUSTON – Fresh off perhaps their most disappointing loss of the year, the Houston Dynamo have no choice but to stew about their defeat at the hands of the San Jose Earthquakes after the team had to move this weekend match against the Kansas City Wizards.
Houston was originally scheduled to travel to Kansas City to face the Wizards this weekend, but thanks to a minor league baseball playoff game hosted at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the game had to be rescheduled.
As a result, the Dynamo and Wizard match was moved to Wednesday, Sept. 22.
“This two weeks comes at a terrible time, as you want to get back on the field,” Dynamo head coach Dominic Kinnear said. “It was a terrible game to lose at home against a team above you [in the standings] and when you play well, it leaves a sick taste in your mouth.”
The other disadvantage of the schedule change is that Houston will now have to play a midweek game when the remainder of the games were originally scheduled one week apart.
“It absolutely [comes at a bad time],” said defender Mike Chabala. “Now you have to wait, you don’t have the weekend to look forward to for that game to show that the quality in our locker room is stronger than we’ve shown so far.”
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