Columbus Crew 3-0 DC United
The Columbus Crew (3-2-3, 12 points) notched a 3-0 home victory over Eastern Conference rival D.C. United (1-6-1, 4 points) on Saturday evening at Crew Stadium. The Black & Gold struck quickly out of the gate, scoring three first half goals en route to their third win of the 2013 MLS season. Dominic Oduro netted the first tally in the 15th-minute – his team-leading fourth goal of the year – with Crew defender Josh Williams putting home a Federico Higuain corner kick 11 minutes later. Higuain made it 3-0 in stoppage time of the first half, converting a penalty kick after striker Jairo Arrieta was fouled inside United’s area. The win gives Robert Warzycha’s side a full three points in the first of three consecutive home matches in Columbus. The Black & Gold are back in action next Saturday, May 4 against the New York Red Bulls (4:00 p.m. ET / NBC Sports Network).
The Crew’s victory came after adverse events impacted the start time of tonight’s match. Prior to the game the scoreboard on the south side of Crew Stadium caught fire. The Columbus Fire Department made an immediate response and promptly extinguished the small blaze, and no injuries were reported during the delay. The match – originally scheduled for a 7:37 p.m. kickoff — was delayed by 50 minutes due to the incident No further information is available at this time on the cause of the fire, and the club is looking into the matter in conjunction with the appropriate authorities.
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Columbus Crew 3 – D.C. United 0
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Venue: Columbus Crew Stadium
Referee: Sorin Stoica
Assistants: Kermit Quisenberry, Matthew Kreitzer
Fourth Official: Chris Penso
Weather: Partly cloudy and 72 degrees
CLB – Dominic Oduro (Jairo Arrieta, Eddie Gaven) 15’
CLB – Josh Williams (Federico Higuain) 26’
CLB – Federico Higuain (penalty) 47+’
CLB – Agustin Viana (caution, time wasting) 21'
D.C. – Perry Kitchen (caution, foul) 45'
CLB – Danny O’Rourke (caution, foul) 45'
D.C. – Daniel Woolard (caution, foul) 48'
CLB – Jairo Arrieta (caution, dissent) 69'
D.C. – Lionard Pajoy (caution, dissent) 74'
CLB – Glauber (caution, foul) 93+'
Columbus Crew: Andy Gruenebaum; Josh Williams, Chad Marshall, Gláuber, Agustin Viana (Tyson Wahl 20’); Dominic Oduro, Tony Tchani, Danny O'Rourke (Matias Sanchez, 88’), Eddie Gaven; Federico Higuain ©, Jairo Arrieta
Substitutes not used: Matt Lampson, Ben Speas, Ethan Finlay, Ryan Finley
D.C. United: Bill Hamid; Dejan Jakovic, Brandon McDonald (Ethan White 46’), Chris Korb, Daniel Wollard; Raphael Augusto (Rafael 60’), Marcos Sanchez, Perry Kitchen (Marcelo Saragosa 73’), Kyle Porter; Lionard Pajoy, Dwayne De Rosario ©
Substitutes not used: Joe Willis; Carlos Ruiz, James Riley,Taylor Kemp