It is a great time in MLS and nearly every game has implications now as we head into the stretch drive, don’t blink because before you know it you will be watching the MLS Cup final.
Ok after the Superclassico in California this past Thursday night I have arrived in Kansas City for a very important Eastern Conference match-up tonite at Arrowhead Stadium between the Wizards and the Crew (HDNET 7 Central time).
Essentially 6 points are at stake for these two teams that have struggled to get results.
The air is cool and crisp in KC and it reminds us that with the weather changing in most markets, games will get faster and have more of a sense of urgency.
The Crew are without MLS assist leader Guillermo Barros Schelotto and captain Frankie Hejduk so from an attacking perspective they are limited. Expect them to defend deep and look for an edge on the counter-attack or a set piece.
The first goal in this game will define tactics and Kansas City will want it, no mistake made here they will come out to attack with 14 goal scorer Eddie Johnson leading the way along with a revived Scott Sealy.
Tune in and check it out from Arrowhead, the Wizards are trying to create a new culture in MLS as are the Crew.
Tomorrow I head to LA for the Channel 55 broadcast of the Dynamo and Galaxy.
The Dynamo look to have available Brian Ching , Paul Dalglish and Craig Waibel. Three points vs. LA would be huge as they have a bye next week which will further aid the injured players like Stuart Holden and Brad Davis.
PS: What would you like to see on the Dynamo Soccer Report? email me with your thoughts about the program?
Comedian Carlos Mencia was sitting next to me on the plane sporting a “US Soccer” top.