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MLS Game Summary - Chivas USA at Kansas City



(Saturday, July 10, 2010)

From The Sports Network

Final Score: Chivas USA 2, Kansas City 0

Kansas City, KS (Sports Network) - Justin Braun scored two goals in the second half as Chivas USA defeated the Kansas City Wizards, 2-0, on Saturday night at CommunityAmerica Ballpark for its first MLS victory in more than two months.

Braun scored in the 56th and 87th minutes, helping Chivas USA end a seven-game winless run dating back to a 4-0 win over the New England Revolution on May 5. Braun leads Chivas (4-9-2) with six goals.

Kansas City (3-8-3) lost its third straight. The Wizards have just one victory in their last 12 MLS matches.

K.C. created better chances in the first half, but Davy Arnaud fired high, Kei Kamara was denied off a well-executed free kick by Chivas goalie Zach Thornton and Josh Wolff couldn't solve Thornton from a tough angle.

Thornton left the match with an apparent ankle injury after the save on Wolff, and Michael Lahoud followed with a half-chance that K.C. goalie Jimmy Nielsen saved to keep the match scoreless at halftime.

Four streakers ran onto the field at halftime but Braun turned heads after the break. Kamara turned a header wide early for K.C., then Braun scored the first of his two goals to send Chivas on its way to its second road win this year.

Braun latched onto a poor clearance from Wizards defender Jimmy Conrad and hit the upper-right corner from 17 yards to leave Nielsen no chance in the 56th.

Stephane Auvray should have tied the match with just over 15 minutes remaining but put a wide-open header into the side netting off a corner from just a few yards out.

Braun followed with his second goal, this time on a perfect shot from the edge of the area to the top-left corner to seal the win with three minutes left.

K.C. will try to bounce back Wednesday with its first road win of the year at the Columbus Crew. Chivas is off until July 24 when it visits Real Salt Lake.

07/10 23:05:16 ET