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Wizards complete wild 4-3 comeback win over Houston

Wolff Celebration

Photo by Gary Rohman

Josh Wolff picked an appropriate time for his second goal of the 2010 season. The former USMNT forward capped off a second half rally with a 96th minute winner, as Kansas City erased a two-goal deficit, defeating the Houston Dynamo 4-3 and keeping their playoff hopes alive.

Down 3-1 at the end of the first half, the Wizards were poised to take a huge step back from their playoff goal. Needing three points from the majority of their remaining games — especially one against a bottom team in the West at home — it wasn't looking promising.

Houston had punished the Wizards for a woeful first half performance, as goals from Cam Weaver, Dominic Oduro and Adrian Serioux had the Dynamo on top. The Wizards could only fashion a response through a Kei Kamara blast in the 35th minute.

But two cataclysmic errors from Houston defenders cost them their lead. First, it was Pat Onstad, slipping on a goal kick that fell straight to Teal Bunbury, who raced in one-on-one and beat the Dynamo 'keeper in the 60th minute. Kansas City then tied it 12 minutes later, when a Ryan Smith volley was redirected in by Serioux, cuing Wolff's stoppage time heroics.

Here's a look at the highlights from Wednesday's game:

What did you think of last night's game? Shocked to see Kansas City come all the way back?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. just not Houston’s year. that Onstad goal kick was awful. even as a Dynamo fan, had to smile at Wolff getting tackled by his teammates there at the end. great stuff. good luck to the Wizards.

  2. agreed, that run for the winning goal from box to box, and the touch on the cross deserved the classy finish. a heck of a play by kamara too, without even touching the ball two defenders went to him and left harrington free and clear. great move, route 1!!!!!!!

    they need some “ooh, ahh…ka-ma-ra” chants going!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Add that Josh Wolff goal to my top 5 favorite moments as a KC supporter. C’MON WIZARDS! Let’s snatch that last spot from the Flounders!

  4. I was at the match–very entertaining second half after the Wizards defense completely unfolded in the first. Auf gehts Josh Wolff-way to come back and net the winner. Go Wizards!

    Harrington was part of the problem in the first half, but made amends in the second with the services into the box that resulted in goals.

  5. Good lord that was a horrible game. Except for the Josh Wolff goal and the first Houston goal (maybe), the goals were all atrocious defending. I’d take a hard fought 1-0 game over that every day. Though Houston’s defending gives me hope for DC United on Saturday.

  6. Shocked? Not at all. Expected? Most definitely. My girlfriend told me mid way through the 2nd half we would lose around the 90th minute… again. This has been a HORRIBLE year.


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