Major League Soccer
Mathis goal gives Los Angeles a 1-0 victory over Kansas City.PASADENA, Calif. (Sunday, June 6, 1999) -- Clint Mathis scored the game’s only goal in the 64th minute to give the Los Angeles Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Kansas City Wizards this afternoon before another anemic crowd of 6,841 this afternoon at the Rose Bowl.
Mathis, who leads the Galaxy (6-6, 12 points) in scoring with three goals and one assist for seven points, received a cross from Cobi Jones and buried the wide-open shot from close range. Mauricio Cienfuegos also assisted on the play, sending a through ball to spring Jones in the left side of the penalty area.
"They were pushing up (on offense) quite a bit, and that opened things up behind them," Jones said.
Jones got behind the Kansas City defense throughout the match, sending breakaway shots off the left post in the 35th and 69th minutes.
Kansas City (1-10, 3 points), meanwhile, posed few challenges to Los Angeles goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, who recorded his league-leading sixth shutout of the season with three saves.
Los Angeles Galaxy 1, Kansas City Wizards 0Lineups: Los Angeles - Kevin Hartman, Greg Vanney, Steve Jolley, Robin Fraser, Paul Caligiuri, Joe Franchino (Daniel Hernandez 62), Simon Elliott, Mauricio Cienfuegos, Ezra Hendrickson (Roy Myers 46), Cobi Jones, Clint Mathis (Zak Ibsen 83); Kansas City - Chris Snitko, Jake Dancy, Alexi Lalas, Uche Okafor, Scott Vermillion (Vitalis Takawira 78), Chris Klein (Brandon Prideaux 78), Chris Henderson, Brian Johnson, Preki, Nino Da Silva (Francisco Gomez 73), Chris Brown.
Total shots: Los Angeles 11 (Jone 3, Mathis 3), Kansas City 10 (Henderson 3). Shots on goal: Los Angeles 3 (Franchino 1, Mathis 1, Jolley 1), Kansas City 3 (Da Silva 1, Takawira 1, Henderson 1). Saves: Los Angeles - Hartman 3; Kansas City - Snitko 2. Fouls: Los Angeles 10 (Franchino 3), Kansas City 8 (Prideaux 2). Offside: Los Angeles 3, Kansas City 3. Corner kicks: Los Angeles 10, Kansas City 5. Yellow card cautions: Los Angeles - Jones 73, Jolley 81. Possession percentage: Los Angeles 59%, Kansas City 41%.
Referee: Robert Sheker. Referee's assistants: Jorge Reyes, Roger Itaya. Attendance: 6,871 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. Weather: Breezy, sunny.