Wizards tied up by Galaxy magic
only to see his powerful blast rattle off the face of the crossbar. Then seconds later Ruiz hit what would have been a magnificent equalizer with a full overhead bicycle kick, only for the attempt to sail right into Meola's hands.
Referee Tobon had indicated five minutes of added time, mostly for the scuffle late in the half, and when a late corner was cleared it seemed the Wizards had weathered the storm. But Herzog swung in the rebound from the left for one last try, and Marshall sent a glancing header inside the far post for the equalizer and a share of the spoils.
The Wizards still have a chance to claim top spot in the Western Conference heading into the All-Star break, when they play host to the MetroStars on Wednesday (8:30 p.m. ET). The Galaxy next play on Sunday, August 8, when they travel to Giants Stadium to face the Metros (6 p.m. ET).
MLSnet.com Man of the Match: Andreas Herzog (Los Angeles Galaxy)
Los Angeles Galaxy (9-5-6) vs. Kansas City Wizards (9-4-5)
July 24, 2004 -- Arrowhead Stadium
KC -- Davy Arnaud 8 (Jack Jewsbury 1, Diego Gutierrez 3) 59
KC -- Jack Jewsbury 2 (Chris Klein 8, Davy Arnaud 5) 61
LA -- Sasha Victorine 2 (Cobi Jones 4) 67
LA -- Tyrone Marshall 1 (Andreas Herzog 6) 95+
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Kevin Hartman, Chris Albright, Tyrone Marshall, Ryan Suarez, Paul Broome, Cobi Jones, Andreas Herzog, Marcelo Saragosa (Alejandro Moreno 87), Jovan Kirovski, Carlos Ruiz, Sasha Victorine.
Substitutes Not Used: Chris Aloisi, Ned Grabavoy, Joseph Ngwenya, Dan Popik.
TOTAL SHOTS: 18 (Andreas Herzog 6); SHOTS ON GOAL: 9 (Chris Albright 2, Carlos Ruiz 2); FOULS: 11 (Carlos Ruiz 3); OFFSIDES: 3 (Carlos Ruiz 2); CORNER KICKS: 10 (Andreas Herzog 7); SAVES: 3 (Kevin Hartman 3)
Kansas City Wizards -- Tony Meola, Alex Zotinca, Jimmy Conrad, Taylor Graham, Jose Burciaga Jr., Chris Klein, Diego Gutierrez, Kerry Zavagnin, Francisco Gomez (Jack Jewsbury 54), Josh Wolff, Davy Arnaud.
Substitutes Not Used: Justin Detter, Will Hesmer, Bo Oshoniyi, Vuk Rasovic, Khari Stephenson, Matt Taylor, Diego Walsh.
TOTAL SHOTS: 10 (Davy Arnaud 3); SHOTS ON GOAL: 5 (5 tied with 1); FOULS: 9 (3 tied with 2); OFFSIDES: 1 (Jimmy Conrad 1); CORNER KICKS: 6 (Chris Klein 6); SAVES: 7 (Tony Meola 7)
KC -- Davy Arnaud (caution; Reckless Foul) 33
KC -- Diego Gutierrez (caution; Reckless Foul) 38
KC -- Alex Zotinca (caution; Professional Foul) 49
LA -- Chris Albright (caution; Pushing, Holding) 56
LA -- Paul Broome (caution; Professional Foul) 66
LA -- Carlos Ruiz (caution; Professional Foul) 77
Referee: Hector Tobon
Referee's Assistants: Thomas Supple; Paul Scott
4th Official: Ali Saheli
Time of Game: 1:51
All Statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.