Here is this week's former Wizards update. All of Wednesday's games will appear on next week's
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MLS Davy Arnaud - Montreal - Started and played 90 minutes in Montreal's 2-1 loss to
Another week of former SKC Wizards updates. First congratulations to former Wizard, Herculez Gomez
and Santos Laguna, who won the Mexican Clausura title this past week. Also, two former Wizards have
new teams. Mike Jones has joined FC Hjorring in the Danish second division and will join in July..
Another week of former Wizards updates, the indoor season is winding down, but the spring starting
leagues are coming around with Chris Konopka and Yura Movsisyan joining the list with their seasons
beginning. Elsewhere on the field, Herculez Gomez continues his very good run of form scoring
another goal for Puebla.
There have been no changes to the roster that trained earlier this the week in DC.
Trialists Ryan Richter, Seth C'deBaca, Alfredo Martins, Andrew Dykstra, and Guilherme Alves da
Costa, along with un-signed Supplemental Draft Pick Lance Rozeboom, all accompanied the team to
Charleston on Wednesday.
It's been a while since we reset the roster, mostly because United have been (relatively) quiet
on the signing front. The big news, of course, was getting De Rosario's contract sorted out and
extended, but there are a few items to address, so let's go ahead and do a pre-Coffee Pot Cup
reset, shall we?
In a prelude to their season-opening match that is less than a month away, Sporting Kansas City
topped D.C. United, 2-1, in Casa Grande, Ariz., Saturday on the strength of goals from Graham Zusi
and Soony Saad.
In the second preseason game of the season, KC once again took care of business, this time against
their First Kick opponent DC United. What would be assumed to be the first team started the game
again for Kansas City. It was the same lineup as KC put out against San Jose last weekend, with one
Today, US Soccer came out with their list of candidates available for selection to the US Soccer
Hall of Fame. On that list are two current coaches of Sporting KC. Head coach and technical
director, Peter Vermes is on the list again, as is assistant coach, Kerry Zavagnin, in his first
year of eligibility.
For the seventh consecutive year, I'm one of the voters for the National Soccer Hall of Fame,
and it's a responsibility I take very seriously. I've made each of my previous six ballots and the
rationales behind them public, so there's no need to change now.
There are 12 newcomers on the 31-player ballot for 2012.
Since it'd been a few days without a post I figured I'd give you a second post today as well on
stats. This time it's all competition goal scorers for Sporting KC in their history. First here are
some previous years for you.
One more new stat before I start doing some updating on some of the stats I already had been
tracking. Today it's a look at landmark goals for KC. I'm tracking league goals, competitive goals,
both home and away. I'm also tracking US Open Cup, playoff, and international goals, but those 3
won't be listed here simply due to lack of many landmark goal numbers.
Continuing my stats updating for the 2010 season, here are the top goal scorers in all competitions
for KC through the 2010 season. First is previous years so you can see the progression of the goal
Time to start catching up on all my post season stat information. Here is the list of top scorers
through the 2010 season. First here are the previous years for you if you want to see how the list
Continuing my update of some stat stuff, here is an update to the list of the 10,000 minute club
for the Wizards.
On the league list of 10,000 minute players, one new player joined the list, as Jack Jewsbury hit
the 10,000 minute mark early in the 2009 season. Forward Josh Wolff almost made his way onto the
list, but is currently 82 minutes shy of the 10,000 mark.
While keeping track of my regular stats that I always do after every match, I realized that the
Wizards are very close to scoring their 600th league goal and their 700th in all competitions.
Currently the Wizards have scored 588 goals in MLS play, which puts them in 7th place overall. They
are in a race with New York (596) and New England (593) to become the 5th team to hit the 600th
league goal mark.
Here's another Former SKC Wizards update for you this week. The MLS season kicked off last night,
which means that it's a new "season" for former SKC Wizards players. This year one player led most
of the categories. Yura Movsisyan had the most appearances (41), most starts (35), most minutes
(3,136), and goals (21) last season.
Gary Smith is a now officially the head coach for the Colorado Rapids. Smith was signed to a 3 year
deal. The Rapids also announced they re-signed Pablo Mastroeni, coming off arguably his best year
ever in the MLS, to a 4 year deal. Mike Petke, Bouna Coundoul and Jose Burciaga Jr. are all out of
contract with no announcements having been made on their status.