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Wizards and Meola Stop the Crew, 1-0

July 20, 2003|From Associated Press

Igor Simutenkov scored in the 58th minute and Tony Meola made nine saves for the 46th shutout of his career as the Kansas City Wizards beat the Columbus Crew, 1-0, Saturday night in front of 16,472 at Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus (5-6-4), which was tied for the fewest goals allowed in the MLS, had shut out its last two opponents and went 261 minutes without allowing a goal. Kansas City (7-3-6) has scored a league-high 32 goals.

San Jose 2, D.C. United 1 -- Manny Lagos' tiebreaking goal in the 54th minute ended the Earthquakes' four-game winless streak before 21,892 fans at Washington.

Lagos received a pass at the top of the penalty area and sent a shot into the open goal. San Jose (7-3-6) won despite missing forward Landon Donovan, who scored four goals against Cuba for the U.S. national team.

D.C. United is 4-6-6.

Chicago 3, New England 1 -- Rookie Damani Ralph scored and set up goals by Kelly Gray and Justin Mapp in front of 12,345 fans at Naperville, Ill.

Chicago is 7-4-4; New England is 5-5-6.

New York/New Jersey 2, Dallas 1 -- John Wolyniec scored in the 96th minute to lead the MetroStars (8-4-4) in front of 8,422 fans at Southlake, Texas.

Dallas (3-9-4) opened the scoring when Brad Davis scored his fifth goal of the season in the 26th minute.



Carolina 1, San Diego 0 -- Nel Fettig scored in the 25th minute in front of 5,024 fans at Cary, N.C.

Carolina (6-7-3) outshot San Diego (6-5-6), 14-9, and Kristin Luckenbill earned her third shutout of the season.

Washington 2, New York 0 -- Abby Wambach scored twice in the game played as part of a WUSA-MLS doubleheader at Washington.

The Freedom (7-6-3) moved one point ahead of fifth-place New York (7-8-2).

Atlanta 0, Boston 0 -- Briana Scurry of Atlanta (9-3-5) made two saves and earned her WUSA-leading seventh shutout of the season in front of 7,212 fans at Boston. Boston is 7-4-5.

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