As Major League Soccer takes a two-week break during the World Cup, the good news for the Union is that the 30-game MLS season is one-third completed and the Union have already played more than half their 15 road games. The bad news is that they are just 1-7 away from home.

The Union dropped to 2-7-1 following Thursday's 2-0 loss in Kansas City against the Wizards. Kansas City, coached by Delran graduate Peter Vermes, is now 3-5-3.

The Union return to MLS action on June 27 when PPL Park in Chester opens in a 5 p.m. matchup with the Seattle Sounders FC.

The loss was the second in the row for the Union, who dropped a 2-1 decision on the road to Chicago on June 5.

Kansas City got on the board early when Kei Kamara scored in the ninth minute. The lead increased to 2-0 on Graham Zusi's goal in the 35th minute.

Against Chicago, the Union surrendered the first goal in the 14th minute.

"The last two games has been the same thing," said Union manager Peter Nowak. "It's the same story over again, with an early goal, which we can prevent."

The Union's had to play a man down after Michael Orozco Fiscal was ejected following his second yellow card in the 42d minute for a hard tackle. It was the fourth time this season the Union have played down one.

With seven points, the Union have the league's lowest total.

Anybody looking for a silver lining can point to something the Union haven't been able to say before - five of the next six MLS games will be at home.

Contact staff writer Marc Narducci at 856-779-3225 or mnarducci@phillynews.com.