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Wizards surprise Crew to end losing skid
by Ridge Mahoney, July 15th, 2010 12:14AM

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[MLS] Teal Bunbury scored his first professional goal and keeper Jimmy Nielsen thwarted Columbus several times with sharp saves in a 1-0 Kansas City win at Crew Stadium Wednesday.

The goal by Bunbury in the 14th minute and Nielsen’s seven saves enabled Kansas City to snap a three-game winless streak overall and a six-game skid without a win against the Crew, which outshot the Wizards, 19-8, but couldn’t get anything past the Danish goalie.

Bunbury converted a feed from Ryan Smith on a counterattack triggered by Roger Espinoza’s ball out of the back. Smith played in Bunbury behind the defense on the right flank, and he fired a low shot that cleanly beat keeper Will Hesmer right between the ankles.

Six of Nielsen’s saves came in the second half as the Crew pressured. The goalie turned away a shot from Guillermo Barros Schelotto with his right toe, blocked an Emilio Renteria blast with his left arm, and snagged a Steven Lenhart header in stoppage time. In the first half, Nielsen leaped acrobatically to turn a rising rip from Adam Moffat over the crossbar.

The loss keeps first-place Columbus (8-3-4) just two points in front of runner-up New York heading into their meeting Saturday at Crew Stadium. On the same day Kansas City (4-8-3) plays at Colorado.

July 14 in Columbus
Columbus 0, Kansas City 1
. Goal: Bunbury (Smith, Espinoza) 14.
Columbus -- Hesmer; Hejduk (Ekpo, 75), Iro, Marshall, Padula, Gaven, Carroll, Moffat, Rogers (Renteria, 65), Barros Schelotto, Garey (Lenhart, 66).
Kansas City – Nielsen; Harrington, Conrad, Thomas, Espinoza, Smith (Diop, 88), Auvray (Aiyegbusi, 83), Rocastle (Zusi, 64), Arnaud, Kamara, Bunbury.
Referee: Steven DePiero.
Att.: 11,304.



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  1. I w Nowozeniuk
    commented on: July 15, 2010 at 10:11 a.m.
    Talk about a shoddy performance by both teams...this game was not worthy the price of admission...turnover after turnover by both sides...balls played from the back with panic...no possession and constructive team play...horrific display of third rate soccer...as for Rogers, if he's the future of the USMNT, don't hold your breath.


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