It was the first time Kansas City (6-11-4), which has not won since June 10, had been shut out in 21 matches. The teams battled to a 1-1 tie on July 29.
New England (6-6-10) had five corner kicks during the first half, and four good scoring chances. Clint Demsey had a short-side left drive in the 18th minute and a direct kick in the 35th. Andy Dorman had a left-footed drive in the eighth minute and Joe Franchino had a direct kick in sail just over the crossbar in the 43rd.
The Wizards had two good chances to score during the first half. Josh Wolf in the 17th minute and Eddie Johnson in the 21st minute both had short shots inside the penalty box area.