Sunday, September 6, 2009

Wizards Snap Losing Streak By Defeating Revolution

The Kansas City Wizards won their first Major League Soccer game since June 13 and gave interim head coach Peter Vermes his first victory as they defeated the New England Revolution, 4-2, Saturday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.

Claudio Lopez ended a 426-minute scoreless streak in the third minute of the game, then Kansas City went up, 2-0, when New England's Jay Heaps scored an own goal in the 29th minute.

Josh Wolff scored twice for the Wizards in the victory -- in the 73rd minute on an unassisted goal and with an assist from Chance Meyers in the first minute of second-half stoppage time.

The Revolution had a three-game winning streak snapped with the loss.

Edgaras Jankauskas and Kheli Dube scored goals for the Revolution, who, at 9-7-6 with 33 points, are tied for third in the Eastern Conference standings with DC United (7-5-12), five points behind the Chicago Fire (10-6-8, 38) for second place and six behind the defending conference and league champion Columbus Crew (10-4-9, 39). New England travels to The Home Depot Center next Sunday to face Chivas USA.

Kansas City is 6-10-6 with 24 points and is sixth in the Eastern Conference standings. They play twice this coming week on the road -- at DC United Wednesday, then at the New York Red Bulls next Saturday.

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