WASHINGTON (AP) -- Kansas City's Tony Meola stopped a retaken
penalty kick in the 90th minute Saturday night to extend D.C.
United's scoreless streak to 531 minutes in a 0-0 draw with the
The United has not scored a goal since Bobby Convey scored in
the 39th minute against the Columbus Crew on July 13th.
In the 88th minute, D.C. midfielder Ivan McKinley was taken down
by Carey Talley in the box away from the ball, and Marco Etcheverry
scored what appeared to be the game-winner in the 90th minute.
However, it was ruled by referee Noel Kenny that Convey was in
the box early. Etcheverry was forced to retake the kick, and Meola
made the save to become the first MLS player to stop two penalty
kicks in a game.
Instead of their first goal in five games, the United were
forced to play overtime for the seventh time this season. The start
of overtime was briefly delayed because D.C. midfielder Richie
Williams had to be restrained by United coach Ray Hudson for
protesting the decision to have Etcheverry retake the kick.
D.C. (6-11-4) was awarded its first penalty kick when Jamie
Moreno was taken down in the box by Mike Burns. Moreno's shot was
hit weakly to Meola's left, and he blocked it away for one of his
Kansas City (8-6-8) is unbeaten in three games. The Wizards
managed just 10 shots in a game that featured 40 fouls and five
The United, which has played two straight scoreless ties, also
had the first half's best scoring chance when Eliseo Quintanilla
hit the left post in a one-on-one situation with Meola.