Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Wizards win to stay in the hunt
by Ridge Mahoney, October 13th, 2010 1:59AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  chicago fire, kansas city wizards, mls

MOST COMMENTED

[MLS] Kansas City staved off elimination from the playoff chase by beating the Chicago Fire, 2-0, at Toyota Park Tuesday night with goals by Teal Bunbury and Davy Arnaud.

The Wizards also hit the woodwork twice as they outshot Chicago, 15-7, and kept alive, barely, their postseason hopes. Kansas City (10-12-6, 36 points) is six points behind Colorado (11-8-9), which occupies the eighth and last available remaining playoff spot. Only if KC wins its final two games and the Rapids lose both of theirs can the Wizards edge into the playoffs on the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Bunbury set up Arnaud for his goal a minute into first-half stoppage time with a ball into space on the left flank. Arnaud’s curling shot beat Fire keeper Andy Dykstra for his sixth goal of the season. Josh Wolffset up the clincher for Bunbury in the 80th minute with another defense-splitting pass that the rookie slammed past Dykstra from close range.

The loss dropped Chicago’s home record to 4-4-6, the second-worst mark in MLS. It had already been eliminated from the playoffs and will miss the postseason for the first time since 2004 and only the second time in its 13-year history.

On Saturday, both Kansas City and Colorado are on the road. The Wizards play at New England and the Rapids are in Southern California to face the top-seeded Galaxy.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
USA-Costa Rica: Olympic tuneups end with easy win    
The USA closed out its preparations for the Olympic women's soccer tournament on Friday when it ...
Video Pick: Golazo by Dortmund's Dembele vs. Manchester United    
Why did Borussia Dortmund spend a reported $15 million to get 19-year-old Ousmane Dembele from French ...
Arsenal names roster for U.S. trip    
Arsenal's preliminary list of players who will travel to the United States includes American midfielder Gedion ...
What They're Saying: Axel Sjoberg    
"I don't think I have to sell myself to Dominic Kinnear. He picked the team and ...
USA-Costa Rica: Scorcher expected for final Rio tuneup    
The USA plays its last game before it heads off to the Rio Olympics when it ...
MLS Countdown: Marsch comments roil waters for derby    
Three times a year comes the question: will New York be red or blue? The Hudson ...
Crowd Count: FC Cincinnati sets another USL record    
FC Cincinnati set a USL single-season attendance record when it drew 16,127 fans Wednesday at Nippert ...
MLS Countdown: Quakes duo has red cards rescinded    
The San Jose Earthquakes will have their Panamaniacs available for a game at Real Salt Lake ...
MLS Moves: Orlando bolsters backline with Aja signing    
The first player signed by Orlando City after the hiring of head coach Jason Kreis has ...
U.S. Abroad: Ankle injury sidelines Hyndman    
Emerson Hyndman, who joined Premier League club Bournemouth from Fulham as a free agent in the ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives