The European seasons are starting to kick off, meaning more players appearing on the report
regularly. With KC's scoring woes, it hurts a little seeing both Herculez Gom ez and Yura Movsisyan
scoring in their club's season opener. Here's the rest of this week's update.
Active without a club or unknown
MLS Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 2-1 win over New
Here is this week's former Wizards update for you.
Active without a club or unknown
MLS Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 3-1 loss to KC.
Getting this update out early this week due to the holiday. All the games from tonight will be on
next week's update. Boris Pardo is currently out of the country with the US Futsal national team as
the back up goalkeeper to his Comets teammate, Danny Waltman. The US is 1-1 losing to Panama and
Here is this week's Sporting KC Wizards update. Lots of European teams seasons are starting to kick
off. In other news, Eddie Johnson is still looking for a club, but he's in the news as part of a
domestic dispute with his wife. It appears his wife may have caught the former Wizard and Fulham
forward cheating on her.
A day late as I got distracted watching the RSL-Monterrey game last night. So here is this week's
update a day late. Akeem Priestley is back on the map as he's now playing with the Los Angeles
Blues in the USL-Pro division. Also, Eddie Johnson looks like he could be on his way back to MLS.
His contract with Fulham expires this summer so Johnson could find himself coming back to MLS via
the allocation order.
Tomorrow the Wizards begin working towards the 2009 MLS season, as preseason begins. Tomorrow,
preseason begins out at the Swope Park training complex on field 3. The rest of this week and part
of next week will be spent either at Swope or at the KC Sports Lodge. After that, it's off to
Florida to train in Bradenton from the 29th through Feb.
Greetings Hillcrest Road followers. The 2009 season is already upon us, as Wizards training kicks
off tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. CT on the turf field (field 3) at our beautiful Swope Park Training
Center. All sessions are open to the public, so if you're off work, head on over to see the first
training session of the new year in person.
With the changes this past offseason to MLS teams rosters, the draft this past year was a little
bit different. Due to the smaller rosters, there were only 4 rounds in the draft. In those 4
rounds, the Wizards had 5 picks. So let's take a look at those 5 picks from this past year.
1(8) - Matt Besler - The local KC product, Besler had himself a solid first season in MLS.
Thad over at The Back Post recently had a phone interview with the Wizards Technical Director,
Peter Vermes. He had to divide the interview into three posts, but you can see Part 1, Part 2, and
Part 3 on his blog. Part 1 deals mainly with new players. The team is looking at a couple players,
and 1-2 may join the team for training down in Florida.
Wow, welcomed home by snow! Nice...unless you're driving. Here are quotes from PV and Coach and all
of the new picks. We're excited about the group, and they seem pretty happy about joining our squad
and fighting for a spot:
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR PETER VERMES
On the draft as a whole
"In the end I think we had a good draft.
So I'm back from St. Louis and ready to give a full recap of the Wizards draft. While it's hard to
tell immediately what will come of this draft, looking at it, I think the Wizards got some good
players with their picks.
1(8) - Matt Besler - D - Notre Dame
Besler is a local kid who grew up watching the Wizards and certainly endered himself to those
Wizards fans who traveled to St.
With the 42nd overall selection, Kansas City has selected goalkeeper Neal Kitson of St. John's
University. Kitson was a two-year starter for St. John's and had the 5th best GAA in college soccer
last season (0.48). He was named to the 2008 ESPN All-American XI and to the NCAA Men's College Cup
The former Wizards season in MLS continues to wind down and while there weren't a lot of goals this
week by players, there was some news involving former Wizards. First I've added two new players to
the list, as the Jermaine Hue and the Jamaican league started up a little bit ago. And the Wizards
4th round draft pick this past year, Akeem Priestly is now playing in the top division in