MLS Game Summary - Kansas City at Chivas USA|
(Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Kansas City 2, Chivas USA 0
Carson, CA (Sports Network) - The Kansas City Wizards got second-half goals
from Kei Kamara and Teal Bunbury to earn a 2-0 victory at Chivas USA on Sunday
night in Major League Soccer action at The Home Depot Center.
With the win, the Wizards (8-9-6) move within six points of the eight and
final spot - currently held by Seattle - in the upcoming MLS Cup playoffs,
although K.C. has two games in hand on the Sounders.
Chivas USA (7-13-4), is not yet mathematically eliminated from playoff
contention, but the club missing the second season is all but a certainty with
just 25 points and six games remaining.
The first half was uneventful, with both teams clogging up the field in a
cautious opening 45 minutes.
The Wizards finally broke through in the 70th minute after a brilliant
individual effort from Kamara. After Michael Harrington played a ball into the
Goats' area, Kamara headed it over the center back to himself and fired his
career-high ninth goal of the season past goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
Wizards rookie Bunbury scored an insurance goal in the 83rd minute when he
outran defender Michael Umana to a ball played into space in the area, and
powered a shot past Thornton for his third goal of the season.
The Wizards will aim to continue their playoff push when they host Houston on
Wednesday, while Chivas USA hopes to stay alive at Philadelphia on Saturday in
their next MLS fixture.
09/19 22:22:39 ET