Kansas City Wizards Acquire International Roster Spot From D.C. United
The Kansas City Wizards announced Wednesday that the team has acquired an international roster spot from D.C. United in exchange for forward Adam Cristman. Kansas City will control the roster spot until Dec. 31, 2011. The Wizards play D.C. United in the season opener Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. CT at CommunityAmerica Ballpark.
Cristman leaves Kansas City after one year with the Wizards, where the forward's playing time was limited due to injury. The Wizards acquired Cristman from the New England Revolution prior to the 2009 season, but the Virginia native suffered a broken foot before the opening game. That, in addition to a hamstring injury suffered mid-season, meant Cristman's Kansas City debut did not come until July 25th, 2009, almost four months into the season. In total, Cristman appeared in five games (three starts) for Kansas City.
With Cristman's departure, the Wizards now have seven forwards in preseason training camp in Phoenix, Arizona: Davy Arnaud, Kyle Brown, Teal Bunbury, Kei Kamara, Michael Kraus, Josh Wolff, and Zoltan. The team will play its first pre-season game on Saturday against the NPSL's Arizona Sahuaros, preceding a slate of matches against other Major League Soccer sides. See below for the Arizona pre-season schedule.
Transaction: Kansas City Wizards (MLS) acquire an international roster spot from D.C. United (MLS) in exchange for forward Adam Cristman.
KANSAS CITY WIZARDS ARIZONA GAME SCHEDULE
Date/Time (All Times Central) Opponent Location
Saturday, Feb. 6, 8 p.m. Arizona Sahuaros Grand Canyon University
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 12 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes Reach 11 Sports Complex
Saturday, Feb. 13, 12 p.m. San Jose Earthquakes Arizona State University
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 12 p.m. Chivas USA Reach 11 Sports Complex
Friday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Los Angeles Galaxy Reach 11 Sports Complex
Thursday, March 4, 12 p.m. Columbus Crew Reach 11 Sports Complex
Sunday, March 7, 12 p.m. Grand Canyon University Reach 11 Sports Complex
The Kansas City Wizards are now accepting renewals from current season ticket holders and new season ticket deposits for the 2010 Major League Soccer season. Fans who renew their season tickets or purchase new season-ticket packages will retain an early priority number that will determine seat locations in Kansas City's new stadium, which was approved Jan. 19, 2010. To renew season tickets or place a deposit for new season tickets, call the Wizards at 888-4KC-GOAL or locally at 913-387-3400 or visit www.kcwizards.com.
Kansas City is one of 18 cities included in the USA Bid Committee's bid to FIFA. The USA Bid Committee will submit their bid to FIFA in May, with FIFA choosing the host nations for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in December of 2010. To support the effort, Kansas Citians are asked to sign the petition at www.goUSAbid.com/kc and pass the petition along to their friends and family.
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Major League Soccer Stories from February 3, 2010
- 2010 Sounders FC Schedule Announced - Seattle Sounders FC
- D.C. United Academy Returns From South Africa - D.C. United
- D.C. United Acquires Forward Adam Cristman - D.C. United
- Kansas City Wizards Acquire International Roster Spot From D.C. United - Sporting Kansas City
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- MLS Unveils 2010 Regular Season Schedule - MLS
- D.C. United Announces 2010 Major League Soccer Schedule - D.C. United
- 2010 New England Revolution Schedule Unveiled - New England Revolution
- 2010 MLS, Dynamo Schedules Released - Houston Dynamo
- Earthquakes Release 2010 Regular Season Schedule - San Jose Earthquakes
- Dates Set For Chivas USA's Best-Ever 5-Game 'Stimulus' Ticket Plan - Club Deportivo Chivas USA
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