Crew get another shutout, beat Kansas City 1-0

Crew get another shutout, beat Kansas City 1-0

Published Apr. 16, 2011 9:51 p.m. ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Robbie Rogers scored his second goal of the season in the 53rd minute and the Columbus Crew set a team record with their fourth straight shutout, beating Sporting Kansas City 1-0 on Saturday night.

The Crew haven't allowed a goal in a club-record 373 minutes.

Rogers took a flick from Dilly Duka and beat goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen to the near post.

Kansas City (1-2-1) went down a man in the 72nd minute when defender Julio Cesar received his second yellow card of the match after a handball call while challenging Crew forward Tommy Heinemann.

William Hesmer had two first-half saves for the Crew (2-1-2), who play at Toronto FC on April 23.

Kansas City continues its 10-game trip to open the season at New England on April 23.