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Fusion definitely hot with 3rd straight win

Diego Serna and Roy Lassiter scored six minutes apart in the first half to lead the Miami Fusion to a 2-0 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday.

Miami goalkeeper Nick Rimando, a 20-year-old rookie, made five saves for his second shutout in three starts.

The Fusion (4-3-4) improved to 3-0 under interim coach Ray Hudson, who took over May

8, and remained atop the Eastern Division.

The Rapids' best scoring threat of the second half was Henry Zambrano's shot that a diving Rimando stopped in the 69th minute.

Serna gave the Fusion a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute with his third goal. After receiving a long pass from Martin Machon on the right wing, Serna dribbled inside the penalty box and drilled an 18-yard shot past goalkeeper Adin Brown.

Lassiter notched his third goal with a 6-yard shot in the 25th minute.

KANSAS CITY 2, SAN JOSE 0: Tony Meola extended his league-record shutout streak to 615 minutes for the host Wizards.

The former U.S. national team goalkeeper made four saves for his sixth straight shutout and league-leading ninth.

Peter Vermes and Miklos Molnar scored for the Wizards, who improved to 9-0-2 to pass their victory total of last season (8-24-0).

The crowd of 17,272 was the Wizards' largest at home this season.

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