Kansas City Wizards
I had a professor in college that told the class that the day that he returned tests he would not discuss the results of the test and he would not take any questions about the test for 24 hours. He said in the first 24 hours of receiving upsetting news your response will be emotional. After that 24 hours you will be able to approach things with a clear mind. This is why I don’t usually write about a game on the same day that it is played. But, today I am throwing that idea out the window… Read the rest of this entry »
I know I haven’t been around much but the new job is keeping me way busier than expected. But, I am hoping that I have things in place to at least get back here once a week. Here is some highlights from things that have happened recently in the world of SKC.
- SKC hit the transfer market and picked up a couple of foreign players to make an impact on the team this season and potentially in the future.
- Aurelien Collin fractures a couple of vertebrae and will miss 4 to 6 weeks.
- SKC remains unbeaten in the last 12 MLS games, and is moving up the standings. All while continuing the home stand with 8 more home games in a row.
I know there haven’t been much reviews lately, but watching these games have not left me with much to say. I am glad that Vermes is finally out of his 4-3-3 formation, but the lack of tactical changes that he makes during the game make me really frustrated. Either he doesn’t think there needs to be any or he isn’t seeing when players are getting exhausted (which is another problem in and of itself) and he needs to change the way his team should attack or defend.
But, the real reason I am writing this doesn’t really have anything to do with a specific game. I finally was able to make it to my first game at Livestrong Sporting Park. Read the rest of this entry »
I have been spending a lot of time since the Columbus and Vancouver games trying to figure out what is going on with Vermes’ formations. I understand that with the options we have at forward, when they are all healthy, playing 3 forwards is a good idea. But, when we look at the lack of strength in the midfield we have to wonder if the the 4-3-3 formation is really the best formation or is Vermes trying to force these players to play in this formation instead of finding the best formation that works for these players. Read on to see my take on the problems with Vermes’ formation and what I think he can do to fix it. Read the rest of this entry »
I have to say that I was probably a little more optimistic about this game after seeing the pounding SKC gave FC Dallas. But, I was also a little worried that Vermes was going to go back to his beloved 4-3-3 formation that hasn’t worked well. But, when I saw that Omar Bravo was going to replace Stojcev (who was suspended) I was again excited. I am going to keep this short so I am going to get right into it.
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After the poor performance against another bottom feeder team in Chicago I didn’t have my hopes set very high for the game against FC Dallas. FCD hadn’t allowed a goal in several games and has, in my opinion, one of the best keepers in MLS. And then I saw that Bunbury, Smith, Kamara, and Bravo were all sitting this game out I got really worried. I was getting myself ready for another collapse. But, then I saw that Vermes decided to not play a 4-3-3 formation. Then I got excited. How is this team going to perform in this formation? Will there be more attacking runs despite there only being 1 forward on the field?
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First SKC openned thier new stadium and they didn’t lose.
Second, SKC went to Dallas and Vermes played a different formation and they scored 4 goals and won!
Third the website seems to be running again so look forward to seeing a report from the Dallas game, and an article on my problems with Vermes’ Formation!
Still having technical difficulties that make it difficult to post. So, here is a quick update on SKC.
SKC lost to Seattle by giving up another injury time goal.
And SKC qualified for the US Open Cup by destroying the Revolution’s mostly reserve team 5-1.
I know that it is too much to ask for a team to win every game, but is it too much to ask for the team to play smart and with heart? As a dedicated fan I want my team, including the coach, to come into each game and play to the best of their ability. And this is where the Wizards have let me down. I understand that the LA Galaxy is the best team in the league right now. And I didn’t really expect to win, but I also didn’t expect the Wizards to play with some pride and try to win. I refuse to believe that the Galaxy is that far ahead of the Wizards in talent and skills. I refuse to believe that the Wizards couldn’t have overcome some of the adversity in this game with some smart playing and coaching. So, here goes my attempt to explain why I am so disappointed in “my” team. Read the rest of this entry »
We are having some technical difficulties at the moment but I promise my review of the Galaxy game will be up soon.
Thanks for the patience.