EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J John Wolyniec and Amado Guevara scored second-half goals and the MetroStars broke a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday.
Goalkeeper Jonny Walker, who allowed 11 goals in his previous three games, got the shutout, although the unlucky Earthquakes had two shots bounce off the post. San Jose has lost three straight.
Both teams played short-handed because players were called to represent the United States in an exhibition game against Poland in Chicago on Sunday.
San Jose was missing forwards Landon Donovan, Brian Mullan and Brian Ching, while the MetroStars were without defender Eddie Pope and midfielder Eddie Gaven.
Wolyniec got the game winner in the 63rd minute when referee Kevin Terry let play continue after Arturo Alvarez fouled Guevara about 30 yards from the goal. Craig Ziadie got the loose ball and found Wolyniec cutting through the penalty box for a shot that beat goalkeeper Pat Onstad.
Burn 0, Crew 0
DALLAS Columbus' Jon Busch made five saves for his fifth shutout of the season, and Dallas' Jeff Cassar stopped two shots for his first shutout of the year.
Columbus (5-5-4) and Dallas (5-5-5) also played a scoreless draw on May 1 in Columbus.
Wizards 1, United 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Tony Meola earned his MLS-record 54th shutout and Matt Taylor scored in the 18th minute.
The Wizards (8-4-4) ran their unbeaten streak to seven games with their fifth victory in their last seven games.
Galaxy 2, Rapids 0
CARSON, Calif, Ned Grabavoy and Carlos Ruiz scored on free kicks for Los Angeles.
Kevin Hartman stopped a late penalty kick and made three saves for his third shutout.
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