MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Los Angeles|
(Saturday, May 30, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Kansas City 1, Los Angeles 1
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Wizards and Los Angeles Galaxy
battled to a 1-1 draw at The Home Depot Center on Saturday night.
After the two teams played to a scoreless draw for the first 80-plus minutes
of the game, they traded goals by Davy Arnaud and Edson Buddle in the final 10
minutes to earn a share of the points.
Kansas City, which was badly outplayed in the first half, got its first break
when L.A. defender Gregg Berhalter was given a red card for pulling down
Wizards striker Claudio Lopez just outside the penalty area, denying a goal
The visitors finally took advantage of the extra attacker in the 84th minute
when a Roger Espinoza cross from the left side was headed toward the goal by
Herculez Gomes. Arnaud got his foot on Gomez' diving header to direct it into
the net for his fourth of the season.
But the Galaxy got the equalizer three minutes later when Landon Donovan
played a through-ball into space in the K.C. area that Buddle ran onto before
ripping a left-footed laser in, near post, past Wizards goalkeeper Kevin
The Galaxy (1-1-9) will try to break their five-game winless streak when they
travel to Toronto next Saturday, while the Wizards (4-4-4) are back in action
vs. Columbus the same day in their next MLS match.
05/31 01:02:43 ET