Opening Day... On the Road
We know two games of the schedule now... At Colorado (now featuring Herculez Gomez and Ugo Ihemelu, aka "The Mediate Leg-Breaker") on April 7. The game will be nationally televised in order to show the USA television audience the impressive nature of Dick's...Sporting Goods Park. I know... that joke has been made many times before, and will probably be made many more.
The home opener is against Kansas City on April 14, featuring the Wiz's new head coach (and DCU alumish) Curt Onalfo. Not a great opener, but at least one that promises some interest in a "Let's see what this guy does" sort of way. Is this a Gansler-esque team of exquisity boring soccer, or a team with a new character? Yup... trying to work myself into a lather for this game isn't happening. More excited about the Germantown Soccerplex game in February.