Kansas City stifles Metros, 2:0
May 13, 2000 (Official Game Summary)

Kansas City MetroStars

05.13.00 · League

Kansas City goalkeeper Tony Meola set the all-time MLS record for consecutive minutes without allowing a goal as the Wizards remained unbeaten in a 2-0 blanking of the MetroStars Saturday night at Arrowhead Stadium. Midfielder Matt McKeon had a goal and an assist to lead the Wizards attack.

Meola has gone 435 minutes without allowing goal this season, and leads the league with seven shutouts. The veteran 'keeper had set the record as a member of the MetroStars in 1996 with 414 scoreless minutes. Kansas City (7-0-2) is now 6-0 at home, having outscored its opponents 12-3 in the six games.

After the MetroStars (3-6) had the better of play in the first half, the Wizards finally broke through in the 50th minute, when McKeon sent a rocket past MetroStars goalkeeper Mike Ammann from 30 yards out. Mo Johnston layed a perfect rolling pass to McKeon in the center of the field, who beat Ammann to the upper left hand corner to make it 1-0.

The MetroStars' comeback hopes were dealt a severe blow in the 70th minute, when defender Ramiro Corrales was sent off after picking up his second yellow card of the game.

Kansas City was quick to capitalize. McKeon won a ball from Mike Petke about 35 yards out, leading to a three-on-two advantage. McKeon stormed through midfield and slotted a pass to Chris Henderson on the left side. Henderson cruised into the box and beat Ammann from close range to make it 2-0.

The teams combined for just three shots on goal in the first half, with three yellow cards handed out in a tight opening 45 minutes. The MetroStars had the best chance to get on the board, as Petter Villegas took an Adolfo Valencia pass and shook free at the top of the arc. Villegas unleashed a strong shot towards the upper left hand corner, only to have Meola tip it over the bar.

Lineup: Ammann, Corrales, Petke, Jolley, Hernandez, Dooley, Matthaus, Chung, Ramos, Villegas, Valencia. Subs: Comas, Kelly, Semioli.

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