Coming into Saturday’s action, the Columbus Crew SC saw their winless streak stretched to 10 matches, which is their longest winless streak since the 13-game (club record) in 2006.
The Crew traveled to New England to take on the Revolution on Saturday night.
This was the second meeting between the two teams this season. Lee Nguyen scored early and former Crew SC member Kei Kamara scored late as the Revolution claimed a 3-1 win on July 9 in New England.
The Crew SC started things off early – sound familiar? In the 8’, Justin Meram would break away with one defender in front. Meram would shake of the defender with a switch move to the left and slid the ball across the box, where the keeper couldn’t reach it, for Ethan Finlay to finish into the back of the net. Hector Jimenez would get the Hockey assist and Columbus would finish the first half up 1-0.
Then in the second half, in the 49’, Ola Kamara would pressure the Revolution’s defense and steal the ball in the Crew SC’s offensive third. He then broke for the goal from the left side facing the goal, and played the ball to the top of the box for Federico Higuain to score with a one-two finish. Columbus would go up 2-0.
And what’s more, in the 75’, Michael Parkhurst robbed Kei Kamara of a goal by covering the empty side of the net for Steve Clark. Kamara would also be assessed a yellow card after “making contact” with the bottom of his cleat to Parkhurst’s ankle.
And with that said, Columbus Crew SC would pull off an impressive and unlikely win, on the road to get 3 points move to 23 points in the Conference standings. The Revolution have now lost 4 in a row. Steve Clark had a better game than his five saves would mention off paper – he was a brick wall. These two teams will meet one more time this season on September 25th at MAPFRE Stadium at 7 PM ET.
The Crew SC now has an overall record of 4 wins, 8 losses and 11 draws, and remain near the bottom of the Eastern Conerence standings. With only 11 more regular season games, the Crew take on The Philadelphia Union at MAPFRE Stadium, August 24th, at 7:30 PM ET.