Hate wanes as Diallo's goal ties KC
May 25, 2002

MetroStars Kansas City
Diallo Klein
05.25.02 · League

Mamadou Diallo, just two days ago the most hated opponent in Metro history, instantly lost that status, scoring the tying goal as the MetroStars drew with Kansas City, 1:1. After the goal, Diallo jumped over the ad boards and kissed the team logo on his jersey. The Metros played exceptionally well for most of the game and were unlucky to come up with less than three points.

Chris Klein opened the scoring for the Wizards in the 10th minute, beating Tim Howard on the short side. But that was the last good chance for Kansas City, as the Metros started to control the pace of the game from that moment on. With Tab Ramos and another new Metro, Andy Williams, linking up exceptionally well at midfield, and ex-Mamadouchebag Diallo had a goal called off midway through the first half before evening the score in the 42nd minute.

Ted Chronopoulos entered the game in the second half for his first action with the team. The Metros had a number of chances to score, including Mike Petke's bicycle kick that hit the crossbar. They completely outplayed Kansas City in the half, owning the ball on almost every play.

The Metros next play a league game in three weeks, with two friendlies with minor-league clubs on tap next.

Lineup: Howard, Ziadie, Petke, Jolley, Diop, Moore, Paule, Ramos, Williams, Davis, Diallo. Subs: Chronopoulos, Faria, Lisi.

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