Feb 3, 2009, 4:56 AM
Gambian forward Ken Abdoulie Mansally scored in New England Revolution 4-1 defeat to Kansas City on Saturday in the United States Major League Soccer.
A first-half brace from Birahim Diop put the home team well ahead before Mansally pegged one back for the visitors.
The second half, however, was all Wizards, as the host doubled the score and condemned the Revolution to the second consecutive loss after an eight-match unbeaten run.
Kenny Mansally and Khano Smith worked a good combination, and Smith's early ball found the striker near the top of the box. The ball bounced up and Mansally struck a half-volley that deflected off Jimmy Conrad and wrong-footed Nielsen for the goal.
Sainey Nyassi made a good run to the byline in the 72nd minute, but his low cross wasn’t met with anyone.
In front of a sellout crowd of 10,799 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium, Omar Jasseh and San Jose Earthquakes got an early goal from Chris Wondolowski to ride their 1-0 win over LA Galaxy on Saturday afternoon.
At BMO Field, the New York Red Bulls were able to do what no other club had done in over 14 months and win at BMO after hammering 10-man Toronto FC, 4-1.
Amadou Sanyang’s Toronto last tasted defeat at home was on June 6, 2009, losing 2-1 to the Galaxy.