Carson, CA – The Kansas City Wizards got second-half goals from Kei Kamara and Teal Bunbury to earn a 2-0 victory at Chivas USA on Sunday night in Major League Soccer action at The Home Depot Center.
With the win, the Wizards (8-9-6) move within six points of the eight and final spot - currently held by Seattle - in the upcoming MLS Cup playoffs, although K.C. has two games in hand on the Sounders.
Chivas USA (7-13-4), is not yet mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, but the club missing the second season is all but a certainty with just 25 points and six games remaining.
The first half was uneventful, with both teams clogging up the field in a cautious opening 45 minutes.
The Wizards finally broke through in the 70th minute after a brilliant individual effort from Kamara. After Michael Harrington played a ball into the Goats' area, Kamara headed it over the center back to himself and fired his career-high ninth goal of the season past goalkeeper Zach Thornton.
Wizards rookie Bunbury scored an insurance goal in the 83rd minute when he outran defender Michael Umana to a ball played into space in the area, and powered a shot past Thornton for his third goal of the season.
The Wizards will aim to continue their playoff push when they host Houston on Wednesday, while Chivas USA hopes to stay alive at Philadelphia on Saturday in their next MLS fixture.