Kansas City Wizards season 2008


Kansas City Wizards season 2008

The 2008 Kansas City Wizards season will be the first season played at the temporary home Community America Ballpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

Major Events

Team News

The Wizards have been seeking sites for a soccer-specific stadium, initially targeting possible locations in Johnson County, Kansas. The Wizards' new ownership identified a site at 159th Street and U.S. Route 69 in south Overland Park, Kansas as its preferred location for a stadium, but this plan was met with numerous difficulties, namely the decision of the town's mayor to pull his support for the financing of the stadium after a vote had failed to secure money for the building of youth fields at the same site. [Bullers, Finn; Cooper, Brad. [http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/15991407.htm "OP mayor pulls his support of stadium"] , "The Kansas City Star", November 12, 2006, retrieved December 23, 2006.]

Due to renovations of Arrowhead Stadium, the Wizards were expected to play at a temporary stadium beginning in 2007, while planning and awaiting the construction of a new facility. Yet on January 31, 2007, it was announced the Wizards would continue to play in Arrowhead in the 2007 season. [ [http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/16635637.htm Wizards set to face Beckham Sept. 27] "Kansas City Star", 6 February 2007.]

The reasons given for the return to Arrowhead were the difficulties in expanding other facilities in the area (the KC Wizards played an exhibition in the beginning of the 2007 season at the District Activities Center owned and operated by the Blue Valley School District in Overland Park, Kansas) and the delay in the Arrowhead renovation plan.

On July 27, 2007, the "Kansas City Star" reported that Lane4 Property Group, a developer hired by the Wizards, was moving closer to making plans final for a massive redevelopment of now-vacant Bannister Mall that will probably include a new 18,500-seat stadium for the Wizards and 12 to 18 tournament soccer fields. Under Lane4’s plan, the Bannister Mall and Benjamin Plaza shopping centers and the adjoining Benjamin Ranch property would be demolished and replaced with a mixed-use project with retail, office and residential components in addition to a possible Wizards stadium. According to MLS.net on December 14, 2007, the Wizards plans for a new stadium were approved by the Kansas City council. The current target date for completion of construction for a new facility has been stated as the beginning of the 2010 MLS season. Team owners are currently collaborating with architecture firm 360 Architecture on the design of the new stadium.

Club Appearances

*The senior team played it's first competitive match of the 2008 campaign in Norman, Oklahoma at John Crain Field on the campus of the University of Oklahoma on March 22, 2008 as part of the Saturn Cup against Real Salt Lake. The Wizards took home the hardware with the only goal of the contest coming from the head of defender Jimmy Conrad off a Carlos Marinelli free kick. This marked the second time in club history that it won the Saturn Cup.

*2008 Colombian New Comer Iván Trujillo scored twice against CSD Municipal the defending Liga Nacional de Guatemala champions in Albuquerque, New Mexico while the Wizards defense held the Reds scoreless, 2-0. The New Mexico Cup was played at the University of New Mexico.

quad

First-team squad

"As of Sept 21, 2008" [http://web.mlsnet.com/players/roster.jsp?club=t105&sort=un&order=asc] Fs player | no=12 | nat=USA | pos=DF | name= Jimmy Conrad (Captain)

Transfers

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The Management

Competitions

Overall

Major League Soccer

Classification

Results summary

Results by round

tatistics

:"Last updated on Oct 12, 2008.""MLS stats from [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/t105/stats/index.jsp?club=t105&sort=un&order=dsc&year=2008 Kansas City Wizards] "
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left team in-season

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Discipline

Matches

aturn Cup

Final

footballbox
date = March 22, 2008
time = 18:05 CST
team1 = flagicon|USA Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-0
report = [http://hillcrestroad.blogspot.com/2008/03/kcw-vs-rsl-saturn-cup.html (report)]
team2 = flagicon|USA Real Salt Lake
goals1 = Conrad goal|64
goals2 =
stadium = Joe Crain Feild
Norman, Oklahoma
attendance =
referee =
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New Mexico Cup

Final

footballbox
date = May 31, 2008
time = 20:00 CST
team1 = flagicon|Guatemala CSD Municipal
score = 0-2
report= [http://hillcrestroad.blogspot.com/2008/05/kansas-city-vs-csd-municipal-running.html (report)]
team2 = flagicon|USA Kansas City Wizards
goals1 =
goals2 = Trujillo goal|31 goal|37
stadium = University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
attendance =
referee =
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=Major League Soccer=

footballbox
date = March 29, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 2-0
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080329&content_id=146198&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = DC United
goals1 = Trujillo goal|47
Lopez goal|61
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 10,385
referee = Ricardo Salazar
----footballbox
date = April 5, 2008
time = 16:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 3-2
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080405&content_id=147878&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Colorado Rapids
goals1 = Conrad goal|52 goal|54
Sealy goal|87
goals2 = Burciaga goal|57
DiRaimondo goal|68
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 8,731
referee = Kevin Stott
----footballbox
date = April 9, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-3
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080409&content_id=149489&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = New England Revolution
goals1 = Jewsbury goal|28
goals2 = Own Goal (Jewsbury) goal|12
Nyassi goal|33
Mansally goal|40
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 8,096
referee = Terry Vaughn
----footballbox
date = April 12, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 0-0
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080412&content_id=150169&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Houston Dynamo
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 9,627
referee = Baldomero Toledo
----footballbox
date = April 20, 2008
time = 14:00 CST
team1 = Chicago Fire
score = 0-1
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080420&content_id=151886&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 =
goals2 = Jewsbury goal|4
stadium = Toyota Park
Bridgeview, IL
attendance = 17,121
referee = Jair Marrufo
----footballbox
date = April 26, 2008
time = 14:30 CST
team1 = Toronto FC
score = 2-0
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080426&content_id=153112&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Guevara goal|56 goal|77
goals2 =
stadium = BMO Field
Toronto, Ontario
attendance = 20,045
referee = Kevin Stott
----footballbox
date = May 3, 2008
time = 18:30 CST
team1 = Columbus Crew
score = 2-1
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080503&content_id=154793&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Moffat goal|4
Rogers goal|34
goals2 = Lopez goal|79
stadium = Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus, OH
attendance = 10,447
referee = Mark Geiger
----footballbox
date = May 17, 2008
time = 18:30 CST
team1 = Red Bull New York
score = 1-1
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080517&content_id=158730&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Borman goal|81
goals2 = Conrad goal|20
stadium = Giants Stadium
East Rutherford, NJ
attendance = 15,755
referee = Jair Marrufo
----footballbox
date = May 24, 2008
time = 21:30 CST
team1 = Los Angeles Galaxy
score = 3-1
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080525&content_id=160627&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Donovan goal|54
Buddle goal|74
Beckham goal|90+4
goals2 = Lopez goal|40
stadium = The Home Depot Center
Carson, CA
attendance = 24,176
referee = Michael Kennedy
----footballbox
date = June 7, 2008
time = 20:00 CST
team1 = Real Salt Lake
score = 0-0
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080607&content_id=163997&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Rice-Eccles Stadium
Salt Lake City, UT
attendance = 11,327
referee = Ramon Hernandez
----footballbox
date = June 14, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 0-3
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080614&content_id=165675&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Columbus Crew
goals1 =
goals2 = Marshall goal|3
Moreno goal|21 goal|67
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 10,385
referee = Terry Vaughn
----footballbox
date = June 21, 2008
time = 14:30 CST
team1 = Toronto FC
score = 0-0
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080621&content_id=167439&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = BMO Field
Toronto, Ontario
attendance = 20,293
referee = Michael Kennedy
----footballbox
date = June 28, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-0
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080628&content_id=168977&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Real Salt Lake
goals1 = Own Goal (Beltran) goal|89
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 10,385
referee = Alex Prus
----footballbox
date = July 4, 2008
time = 18:00 CST
team1 = FC Dallas
score = 1-1
report= [http://kc.wizards.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080704&content_id=170447&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Thompson goal|91+
goals2 = Sealy goal|39
stadium = Pizza Hut Park
Frisco, TX
attendance = 16,765
referee = Baldomero Toledo
----footballbox
date = July 10, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 2-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080710&content_id=171831&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Red Bull New York
goals1 = Conrad goal|11 Arnaud goal|47
goals2 = Ángel goal|71
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 8,773
referee = Jasen Anno
----footballbox
date = July 17, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Columbus Crew
score = 3-3
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080717&content_id=173758&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Schelotto goal|26 Moreno goal|33 Marshall goal|38
goals2 = Own Goal (Hejduk) goal|22 Espinoza goal|24 Wolff goal|75
stadium = Columbus Crew Stadium
Columbus, OH
attendance = 16,117
referee =Abiodun Okulaja
----footballbox
date = July 27, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 0-0
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080727&content_id=175998&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Chicago Fire
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 10,385
referee = Mark Geiger
----footballbox
date = August 2, 2008
time = 18:30 CST
team1 = DC United
score = 2-0
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080802&content_id=177383&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Emilio goal|28 Moreno goal|60
goals2 =
stadium = RFK Stadium
Washington, D.C.
attendance = 18,731
referee = Edvin Jurisevic
----footballbox
date = August 9, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 3-2
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080809&content_id=178986&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Chivas USA
goals1 = Victorine goal|22
Lopez goal|44
Arnaud goal|58
goals2 = Talley goal|73
Braun goal|82
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 9,597
referee = Ricardo Salazar
----footballbox
date = August 16, 2008
time = 20:30 CST
team1 = Colorado Rapids
score = 2-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080817&content_id=180677&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Casey goal|11 goal|47
goals2 = Harrington goal|44
stadium = Dick's Sporting Goods Park
Commerce City, CO
attendance = 10,609
referee = Jorge Gonzalez
----footballbox
date = August 23, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080823&content_id=182701&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = FC Dallas
goals1 = Conrad goal|90+2
goals2 = Rocha goal|7
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 9,825
referee = Mauricio Navarro
----footballbox
date = August 30, 2008
time = 21:00 CST
team1 = San Jose Earthquakes
score = 2-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080831&content_id=184394&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Alvarez goal|43 Huckerby goal|83
goals2 = Arnaud goal|64
stadium = Buck Shaw Stadium
Santa Clara, Ca
attendance = 10,089
referee = Paul Ward
----footballbox
date = September 7, 2008
time = 14:00 CST
team1 = Houston Dynamo
score = 3-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080907&content_id=186457&vkey=news_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=t105 (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Davis goal|28
Jaqua goal|54 goal|67
goals2 = Arnaud goal|87
stadium = Robertson Stadium
Houston, TX
attendance = 14,297
referee = Abiodun Okulaja
----footballbox
date = September 13, 2008
time = 16:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 2-0
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080913&content_id=187757&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Los Angeles Galaxy
goals1 = Wolff goal|67 Arnaud goal|69
goals2 =
stadium = Arrowhead Stadium
Kansas City, MO
attendance = 26,113
referee = Paul Ward
----footballbox
date = September 20, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 2-0
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080920&content_id=189519&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Toronto FC
goals1 = Jewsbury goal|63 (PK) Souter goal|79
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 8,270
referee = Baldomero Toledo
----footballbox
date = September 27, 2008
time = 21:30 CST
team1 = Chivas USA
score = 2-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20080928&content_id=191369&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 = Eskandarian goal|26
Victorine goal|46+
goals2 = Wolff goal|70
stadium = Home Depot Center
Carson, CA
attendance = 14,783
referee = Michael Kennedy
----footballbox
date = October 5, 2008
time = 14:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-1
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/mls_news.jsp?ymd=20081005&content_id=193483&vkey=news_mls&fext=.jsp (report)]
team2 = Chicago Fire
goals1 = Harrington goal|48
goals2 = Blanco goal|45+ (PK)
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 10,385
referee = Ricardo Salazar
----footballbox
date = October 11, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score = 1-0
report= [ (report)]
team2 = New England Revolution
goals1 = Conrad goal|61
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance = 9,488
referee = Alex Prus
----footballbox
date = October 18, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards
score =
report= Metro Sports
team2 = San Jose Earthquakes
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Community America Ballpark
Kansas City, KS
attendance =
referee =
----footballbox
date = October 25, 2008
time = 18:30 CST
team1 = New England Revolution
score =
report= Metro Sports
team2 = Kansas City Wizards
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Gillette Stadium
Foxborough, MA
attendance =
referee =


=Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 2008=

Qualifaction Finalfootballbox
date = June 4, 2008
time = 19:00 CST
team1 = Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
score = 2 – 2 (AET)
report= [http://hillcrestroad.blogspot.com/2008/06/wizards-vs-rapids-open-cup-play-in.html (report)]
team2 = Colorado Rapids (MLS)
goals1 = Pore goal|20
Trujillo goal|86
goals2 = Gomez goal|36
Peterson goal|57
stadium = Shawnee Mission North District Stadium
Overland Park, KS
attendance = 5,228
referee =
penshootoutbox
penalties1 = Jewsbury pengoal
Lopez pengoal
Trujillo pengoal
Conrad pengoal
Morsink pengoal
penaltyscore = 5 – 3
penalties2 = Gomes dos Santos pengoal
Ballouchy pengoal
Grazier pengoal
Erpen penmiss|hit crossbar
----Third Roundfootballbox|date = July 1, 2008
6:30 CST
team1 = Carolina RailHawks (USL-1)
score = 2 – 4
(AET)
report= [http://web.mlsnet.com/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20080702&content_id=169842&vkey=pr_kcw&fext=.jsp&team=mls (report)]
team2 = Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
goals1 = Fusilier goal|43
Watson goal|58
Sole sent off|2|89|108
Dombrowski sent off|0|120
goals2 = Trujillo goal|68 goal|94
Lopez goal|82 (PK)
Morsink yel|104
Lopez yel|111
Pore yel|117 goal|119
stadium = WakeMed Soccer Park
Cary, North Carolina
attendance =
referee = Niko Bratsis (USA)
----Quarterfinalsfootballbox|date = July 8, 2008
21:00 CST
team1 = Seattle Sounders (USL-1)
score = 0 – 0
(AET)
report=
team2 = Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
goals1 =
goals2 =
stadium = Qwest Field
Seattle, Washington
attendance =
referee = Jeremy Vehar (USA)
penshootoutbox
penalties1 = Jackson pengoal
Le Toux penmiss|hit crossbar
Treschuk pengoal
Sakuda pengoal
O'Brien pengoal
Kanté pengoal
Scott pengoal
penaltyscore = 6 – 5
penalties2 = Pore pengoal
Conrad penmiss|saved
McMahen pengoal
Espinoza pengoal
Zavagnin pengoal
Harrington pengoal
Wahl penmiss|saved
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