05/30/2008 8:30 AM -
The Kansas City Wizards will practice Tuesday through Friday this week at the team's Swope Park Training Center. The Wizards remain in the middle of a two-month road stretch and face CSD Municipal in a friendly match Saturday in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Kansas City's next home MLS match comes Saturday, June 14 against the Columbus Crew at 7 p.m. CT.
Kansas City Wizards to Face CSD Municipal of Guatemala in Inaugural New Mexico Cup Saturday
The Kansas City Wizards will participate in the first-ever New Mexico Cup Saturday, May 31 at the University of New Mexico Football Stadium in Albuquerque. Kansas City will face Guatemalan power Club Social y Deportivo Municipal at 8 p.m. CT in the first-ever meeting between the clubs. Municipal has played four other MLS teams. Tickets for the event put on by 3 Star Sports and Entertainment Management are available online here. Fore more information, visit http://soccerinalbuquerque.com/3starsportscalendar.html. Hillcrest Road, the Wizards official team blog, will have live running commentary from the event in Albuquerque.
Club Social y Deportivo Municipal (CSD Municipal) commonly referred to as simply Municipal or Los Rojos (the Reds) was founded in 1936 in the Guatemala City. Municipal has won their national championship an extraordinary 25 times. The crown jewel of their trophy case is the silverware obtained by winning the CONCACAF Champions' Cup in 1974, as the Reds are the only Guatemalan team to have ever done so. The logo of Municipal is a variation of the coat of arms of the city of Santiago de Los Caballeros de Guatemala, with the image of Santiago (Saint James) over the scenery of the region. The Reds are referred to as "El equipo del pueblo" by their fans. This translates to "The People's Team," and Municipal is widely considered to be the most popular club in all of Guatemala.
Kansas City Wizards to Host Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Play-In Match Wednesday, June 4 at Shawnee Mission North High School
The Kansas City Wizards will host a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in game Wednesday, June 4 at 7 p.m. CT at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kan. The Wizards will face the winner of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the Colorado Rapids, who play Tuesday night at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
Season ticket holders will use their ticket for "Special Game A." All other individual tickets will be $20 general-admission seats, and group tickets will be available for $15. Season ticket holders will also be able to use their "Special Game A" parking passes for reserved parking adjacent to the field at the intersection of Johnson Drive and Metcalf Lane on a first-come, first-served basis. High school students, faculty and staff in the Shawnee Mission School District will receive one free ticket with their student and/or district I.D. and will be able to purchase additional tickets at the group rate. For tickets, visit Ticketmaster.com here. Gates will open at 6 p.m. for the event.