KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – Davy Arnaud and Aaron Hohlbein scored in the first half to lead the Kansas City Wizards to a 3-1 victory over the short-handed New England Revolution on Saturday night.

The Wizards (5-5-4) also benefitted from an own goal that deflected off New England defender Jeff Larentowicz in the 36th minute, helping them double their first-half output for the season. Kansas City had scored three times in the opening half in its first 13 games.

Shalrie Joseph scored for the Revolution (4-4-4) played without Emmanuel Osei after he was ejected in the 31st minute.

Arnaud opened the scoring in the 19th minute, converting a perfect give-and-go with Claudio Lopez and slotting the ball past Matt Reis from point-blank range.

Joseph tied it in the 28th with a back-post header off a cross from Steve Ralston.

In the 31st minute, Lopez hauled Osei down by the left arm and was given a yellow card. Osei retaliated by kicking Lopez in the back of the leg and was shown a red card. It was the third straight game at CommunityAmerica Ballpark with a red-card ejection.

Five minutes later, Kansas City’s Herculez Gomez fired a shot that Reis was only able to deflect. The ball struck Larentowicz and rolled in to give the Wizards a 2-1 lead.

Hohlbein made it 3-1 in the 39th minute, also with the help of a deflection. Reis parried Josh Wolff’s header on a corner kick, but Kansas City’s Jimmy Conrad nodded the ball to the center of the 6-yard box for Hohlbein’s easy tap-in.


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