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MLS: Kansas City 3, Columbus 1

April 2, 2006 at 12:32 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 2 (UPI) -- Davy Arnaud, Jack Jewsbury and Eddie Johnson each goals Saturday as Kansas City opened its MLS season with a 3-1 win over the Columbus Crew.

The win marked a negative start of the 2006 season for the Crew, who finished in last place in the Eastern Conference last year, managing only 11 wins.

Kansas City opened the scoring with a goal by Arnaud on a pass from Matt Groenwald in the 21st minute. Five minutes later, the Wizards scored again on a goal by Jewsbury.

Columbus cut its 2-0 deficit on a goal in the 33rd minute by Kei Kamara, playing in his first ever Major League Soccer contest.

The Wizards closed out the scoring on a goal by Johnson in the 61st minute.

Both teams managed a few more scoring opportunities, but failed to execute. Kansas City next plays at Houston on April 8. On the same day, Columbus is at Colorado.

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