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New England Revolution snap their winless streak

AP , FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS

Referees try to stop Columbus Crew goalie Bill Gaudette, No. 31, from arguing with New England Revolution's Andy Dorman, No. 25, during the second half of an MLS soccer game in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on Sunday.

PHOTO: AP

Jeff Larentowicz scored his first career goal in the 34th minute as the New England Revolution snapped a six-match winless streak with a 1-0 win over the Columbus Crew on Sunday night.

Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis recorded his seventh shutout of the season and stopped a penalty shot by Eddie Gaven in the 87th minute.

New England (7-7-10), which had lost two and tied four of its last six, took the lead when Larentowicz converted a loose ball after Jose Cancela's corner kick from the left wing.

Columbus (5-12-8) had several good chances, including a breakaway bid by Rusty Pierce in the 29th minute and a hard drive by Duncan Oughton in the 56th that Reis punched away.

Wizards 1, FC Dallas 0

Scott Sealy scored in the 62nd minute for the Wizards.

Driving rain and thunderstorms a couple of hours before the game made for a slick playing surface that affected the players' timing.

Kansas City (8-12-5) got the lone goal thanks to a through ball that wasn't touched. Sasha Victorine sent a sharp pass into the penalty area of FC Dallas (12-8-3), and toward Kansas City forward Eddie Johnson.

But instead of taking the pass, Johnson faked a touch and ran over the ball, allowing it to fall to Sealy, who turned and fired in a left-footed shot from 7 yards out that beat goalkeeper Dario Sala.

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