Kansas City Wizards Beats Manchester United

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Kansas City Wizards had led the last of the final pre-season match, defeating Manchester United with a 2-1 score at the Arrowhead Stadium. There were over 52,342 attendees of the said match who came to see the game under a very good weather. The crowd had even been considered the largest for the Manchester United North American tour so far.

Considering that the match was only an exhibition, a friendly game between the two teams, still there was great energy and enthusiasm from the two teams the entire game. Manchester United lacks some of their great players because of the extended rest period given to them after playing in the World Cup. Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Park Ji-sung were the star players missing in the squad of United. But still, the team was able to head a good start with their starters Ryan Giggs, Dimitar Berbatov, Nani, and Paul Scholes.

Davy Aranaud and Kei Kamara had been the hero for the Kansas team making the first-half goals. However, the Kansas City Wizards is in a difficult side for this season’s Major League Soccer. The team might not have a very good chance in the playoffs but their midseason’s performance had showed great speed and hustle.

Kansas City Wizards is holding some great titles as having won the MLS Cup in 2000, the MLS Supporters Shield in 2000 and Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2004. The name of the team which is Wizards came from the title of a novel by L. Frank Baum that was set in Kansas, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


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