don't miss the goal, don't miss the goal," Detter said, who found a groove in the second half.
"The first half of the game was very fast," he said. "I came in [at the half] and talked to coach [Bob Gansler], talked to Josh Wolff. [Wolff] talked with me and said just stay connected with Davy. That helped a lot. I just kept an eye on Davy and stayed close and then it was easier for me to lay the ball off or hold it up and then play."
Despite Dallas still holding most of the possession, the Wizards found home again in the dying minutes as substitute Alex Zotinca put any memory of frustration out of Kansas City's minds with an 18-yard shot that zipped under the bar to the left of Garlick.
Having exorcised any lingering frustration from their last two league matches the Wizards can now rest soundly as they do not play again until the San Jose Earthquakes come to Arrowhead on Aug. 14. Coincidentally, the Wizards and Quakes will meet 10 days later in Kansas City to see which team goes onto the Open Cup Final.
Robert Rusert is a contributor to MLSnet.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Soccer or its clubs.