The Kansas City Wizards lost 2-1 to the Colorado Rapids in front of 40,000 fans at Mile High Stadium on Monday. The Wizards got an early goal from St. Louis native Chris Klein in the first half to make it 1-0. Klein’s goal, which came in the eighth minute, was his fifth of the season.
It remained 1-0 until the 57th minute, when Alain Nking scored to tie the game at 1-1. Ironically enough, this Independence Day game was decided by an Englishman. Terry Cooke scored unassisted four minutes later for what proved to be the match-winner.
With the loss, the Wizards remain at 22 points on the season and are tied with D.C. United. Kansas City and D.C. united both trail New England and Chicago, which are tied for the Eastern Conference lead with 32 points apiece.