At the end of Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Sounders, striker Kei Kamara laid down at midfield while the rest of the players greeted each other. He seemed, from a distance, absolutely gutted by the loss.
It's understandable. Many players (and fans too) felt that way too. Jimmy Nielsen, for one, during in his customary wave to the Cauldron, looked really emotional. Probably, completely justifiably, because he, they and us assumed the worst had just happened -- that the season had just ended.
But, in keeping with the way things have worked this season, it isn't over yet.
For lack of a better phrase, the 2010 Wizards have been an emotional roller coaster. The team doesn't have a lot of time to collect itself and find composure, as Chicago awaits tomorrow night and New England on Saturday.
And, since this is the last time I might get to ask this question, I'm gonna just do it...
Given that they've been to the highest highs (namely the injury-time season-saving stunner against Houston) and the lowest lows (like the 24-shot goal-less loss in New York), do the Wizards have enough left to make the playoffs? And, will they get the help they need?**In case you missed the earlier post today, the playoff scenarios play out a little bit like this: KC's gotta win every game (no draws, no losses) from here on out AND Colorado has to lose every game (no wins, no draws) from here on out.
Tangent question: Do you think the people that edited togetherthe MLS highlight package for the KC-Seattle game actually watched the game? The first highlight is the first Seattle goal at 65 minutes. For an hour and five minutes nothing happened? Nothing at all? Why doesn't the league's official video package highlight the good plays that aren't goals? What's wrong with showing a little possession? A well-timed Roger Espinoza tackle? A Fredy Montero dive -- there were at least a baker's dozen of those to pick from! It's so frustrating -- and I've felt this way for the better part of the year, not just after a particularly dreadful loss.