MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at D.C. United|
(Wednesday, May 5, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: D.C. United 2, Kansas City 1
Washington, D.C. (Sports Network) - Danny Allsopp scored twice and 19-year-old
Bill Hamid had five saves in first MLS start, leading D.C. United to its first
win of the year, 2-1 over the Kansas City Wizards on Wednesday at RFK Stadium.
United (1-5-0) snapped its season-opening, five-match losing streak and handed
new coach Curt Onalfo his first win. Onalfo coached K.C. from 2007-09.
K.C. (2-3-1), which beat D.C. 4-0 in both teams' season opener, lost for third
time in its last four games. The Wizards ended a 402-minute scoring drought in
stoppage time when Kei Kamara scored his third goal of the season.
Allsopp handed United its first lead of the season in the 12th minute with his
first MLS goal. Defender Rodney Wallace played a long ball, and Allsopp fought
off Pablo Escobar to control the pass, then slipped around Jimmy Conrad on the
left side of the area to send a deflected shot past goalie Jimmy Nielsen.
Hamid made his first save five minutes later, denying Chance Myers on the edge
of the six-yard box. Hamid made another save in the 26th when he pushed a shot
from Roger Espinoza over the bar.
Allsopp rewarded Hamid with a two-goal lead in the 34th. Adam Cristman grabbed
a bad pass from Escobar and slid a pass to an open Allsopp, who fired into the
bottom-left corner from 18 yards to beat Nielsen again.
United, which had scored in only one of its first five games, matched its goal
total for the entire season. D.C. scored twice in a 3-2 loss to the expansion
Philadelphia Union, but had been shutout in its other four matches.
Hamid made his biggest stop in the closing seconds of the first when he lifted
a low, one-hop shot from Jack Jewsbury over the bar for his third save.
Kansas City tested Hamid two more times in the opening minutes of the second,
but the rookie denied substitute Kamara just 15 seconds after half, and again
off a header in the 48th.
Hamid made another fine play on a cross from Ryan Smith that sailed toward the
upper-right corner in the 60th. Hamid had to jump to get the ball, then extend
his arms to keep the ball from crossing the line as he collided with the post.
Christian Castillo beat Nielsen on a 45-yard free kick in the 77th but drilled
the left post, as D.C. sat on its lead over the final 45 minutes and failed to
create many chances.
Kamara scored Kansas City's first goal since his match-winner against Colorado
when he slid to reach a pass from Josh Wolff and sent the ball just inside the
right post to spoil Hamid's shutout bid.
D.C. allowed a league-high 13 goals in its first five games, but Hamid played
well as United allowed less than two goals for the first time. Hamid started
in place of Troy Perkins, a U.S. national backup who played in the first five
United visits FC Dallas on Saturday to wrap up a two-game week. Kansas City is
off until May 15, when it hosts the Chicago Fire.
05/05 21:18:29 ET