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Hartman's record clean sheet helps Wizards keep Toronto winless 3-0.

KANSAS CITY (Wednesday, April 25, 2007) -- Striker Eddie Johnson provided an early lead, midfielders Kerry Zavagnin and Yura Movsisyan added second-half tallies and goalkeeper Kevin Hartman became Major League Soccer's all-time shutout leader in lifting the Kansas City Wizards to a 3-0 decision over Toronto FC before 7,438 who braved the rain at Arrowhead Stadium tonight.

Expansion Toronto has now lost its first three MLS matches by a combined 9-0. "You are never out of anything only three games in." Toronto coach Mo Johnston said.

The Wizards (2-1) won its second straight behind Hartman's 63rd career clean sheet, one more than Tony Meola. "It speaks to consistency, longevity, and playing at a high level," Hartman said. "So for me, that has always been my goal as a professional."

In the fifth minute, Kansas City forward Davy Arnaud fed overlapping midfielder Sasha Victorine on the right flank. Victorine crossed high into the penalty area where Johnson beat Toronto's newly acquired defender Marvell Wynne, elevated and powered a header past goalkeeper Greg Sutton for a 1-0 lead.

The Wizards wasted several other good chances in the first half, but increased their advantage to 2-0 in the 55th minute. Johnson beat a defender on the left perimeter of the Toronto's box and curled a cross to midfielder Carlos Marinelli, whose volley was blocked. The rebound went to Zavagnin who nailed the far right corner with his first goal since October 2003.

"Six thousand three hundred forty minutes," Zavagnin said. "You know I don't try to think of it that way. I think I hardly ever go forward and I hardly ever find myself inside the box. Tonight, with the way the game was going, I found an opportunity to go in there and it is something I haven't done much of in the past. I'm not going to say that I'm going to go on a goal-scoring streak or anything right now, but I think it is important to at least have the capability to do that."

Movsisyan, who replaced Victorine in the 54th minute, put the game out of reach 16 minutes later. He received a pass from rookie midfielder Michael Harrington, beat defender Marco Reda and fired past Sutton for his first MLS goal.


Kansas City 3, Toronto 0

Lineups: Kansas City - Kevin Hartman, Jack Jewsbury, Jimmy Conrad, Nick Garcia, Jose Burciaga Jr., Sasha Victorine (Yura Movsisyan 54), Carlos Marinelli (Will John 73), Kerry Zavagnin, Michael Harrington (Ryan Raybould 80), Eddie Johnson, Davy Arnaud; Toronto - Greg Sutton, Marvell Wynne, Jim Brennan, Marco Reda (Andrew Boyens 73), Kevin Goldthwaite, Carl Robinson, Maurice Edu (Miguel Canizalez 68), Paulo Nagamura, Andy Welsh, Edson Buddle, Alecko Eskandarian.

Scoring:
Kansas City - Johnson 2 (Victorine 1, Arnaud 1) 5.
Kansas City - Zavagnin 1 (unassisted) 55.
Kansas City - Movsisyan 1 (Harrington 1) 70.

Total shots: Kansas City 18 (Johnson 6), Toronto 10 (three tied with 2). Shots on goal: Kansas City 8 (Johnson 4), Toronto (five tied with 1) Saves: Kansas City - Hartman 5; Toronto - Sutton 5. Fouls: Kansas City 10 (three tied with 2), Toronto 14 (Welsh 4). Offside: Kansas City 7 (Johnson 6), Toronto 1 (Buddle). Corner kicks: Kansas City 6 (Marinelli 4), Toronto 7 (Goldthwaite 3, Robinson 3). Yellow card cautions: Kansas City - Johnson 5, Jewsbury 49, Marinelli 66; Toronto - Eskandarian 28, Nagamura 34, Welsh 68.

Referee: Andrew Chapin. Referee's assistants: George Vergara, Jose Corro. Fourth official: Brad Clem. Time of game: 1:49. Attendance: 7,438 at Arrowhead Stadium Weather: Rain, 58 degrees.

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