WOW, what a comeback. After falling behind 2-0 after 20 minutes through two strikes from Brian McBride, Wizards goalkeeper Kevin Hartman makes four brilliant second-half stops to keep the team alive, and Josh Wolf scores his first two goals of the year to earn a valuable road point. Claudio Lopez assisted on both Wolff efforts to reach 10 assists in a Wizards uniform. There are a million other tidbits from tonight, but instead of re-typing them all here, I'll let you look below. The Wizards remain in 3rd in the East behind Chicago and New England with seven points on the year. Hopefully I didn't miss any on this breathtaking evening. Who was your man of the match? Let us know below.
· Kansas City is now 9-19-7 all-time against Chicago, including a 2-13-2 record away from home.
· Kansas City scored two goals after the 75th minute to tie the match after Chicago went ahead 2-0 in the first half.
· The Wizards have now come from two goals down to tie or win a match 12 times in club history.
· After a 1-0 win over Seattle Sounders FC last weekend, the Wizards have now secured road results in back-to-back games for the first time since July 4 and July 17 of 2008 when the Wizards tied FC Dallas 1-1 and the Columbus Crew 3-3, respectively.
· The Wizards have not been shutout in the last 17 MLS regular-season matches, dating back to 8/2/08 at D.C. United.
· Kansas City has posted five shutouts of its own during that stretch.
· Striker Josh Wolff recorded his 8th career multi-goal game and his 3rd such performance in a Kansas City uniform.
· Wolff recorded his first 2 goals of the season, giving the veteran 64 for his career that started with Chicago.
· Wolff has played 199 career MLS matches.
· He ranks 16th in MLS history in goals scored and 9th among active players.
· Wolff now has 32 career goals in a Wizards uniform.
· He leapfrogged former Wizards standout Mo Johnston to move into 4th place on the team’s all-time list.
· Wolff currently trails Preki (71), Chris Klein (39) and current teammate Davy Arnaud (35) on Kansas City’s all-time goals chart.
· Wolff has now scored 5 goals against Chicago, the team with which he started his MLS career.
· Argentine striker Claudio Lopez assisted on both of Wolff’s goals for his 2nd and 3rd helpers of the season.
· Lopez now has 10 assists in a Wizards uniform after recording 7 last year in his first MLS season.
· Lopez now has 2 multi-assist games for Kansas City.
· Second-half substitute Michael Harrington assisted Wolff’s 2nd goal, his 1st assist of the year.
· Harrington now has 7 assists in his 3-year career.
· With Chicago’s first goal, the Wizards shutout streak ended at 208 minutes.
· Goalkeeper Kevin Hartman made 6 saves on the night, including 4 remarkable second-half efforts to keep Kansas City within striking distance.
· Hartman now has 1148 career saves and ranks 1st all-time in MLS in this category.
· Kansas City was without goalkeeper Eric Kronberg, defender Chance Myers, defender Matt Marquess, midfielder Graham Zusi and striker Adam Cristman due to injury.
· Kansas City was well-supported Saturday in Chicago. Defenders Aaron Hohlbein and Matt Besler each had a large contingent of family and friends at the match and around 20 members of the KC Cauldron traveled to Chicago for the game.
· The Cauldron also hosted a watch party Saturday night at Coach’s Bar and Grill on 103rd street near Wornall in KCMO.
· The Wizards next game comes this Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m. CT against the New York Red Bulls in a nationally televised match on ESPN2.
· That night, the first 5,000 fans into CommunityAmerica Ballpark will receive a Jimmy Conrad bobblehead courtesy of Time Warner Cable.
· IRL and NASCAR Truck Series drivers will also be on hand to mingle with fans and sign autographs before the match.
· A B2 Bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base will fly over the stadium just before kickoff with a Jimmy Conrad bobblehead on board.