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Played
March 2, 2013 10:40 PM EST
Stubhub Center — Carson, California
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 7121‎
 
 
 
 
Dominic Oduro 90+4′

Chivas USA 0-3 Columbus Crew: Visitors rack up score late

Federico Higuain's sumptuous striker was the difference between the Columbus Crew and Chivas USA until a late strikes from Josh Williams and Dominic Oduro.

By Zac Lee Rigg

 Dominic Oduro, Columbus Crew; Dan Kennedy, Chivas USA; MLS
Jeff Gross
An announced attendance of 7,121 watched an ugly game between Chivas USA and the Columbus Crew in the Home Depot Center which the visitors won 3-0.

Columbus showed its intent early. Within half a minute, Josh Williams snapped an open volley on goal. Only Dan Kennedy's reflexes managed to push the ball around the post.

Andy Gruenebaum made a similarly impressive save midway through the first half, tipping a Julio Morales breakaway shot narrowly wide. A few minutes later, Morales again broke free on goal, but this time a heavy touch took the ball away and he opted to dive over Gruenebaum. The referee decided not to punish Morales with what would have been a second yellow.

Five minutes into the second half Columbus scored. Federico Higuain curled a shot from nearly 30 yards that clipped off the post on its parabolic way in.

In a moment of symmetry, Josh Williams volleyed another shot on frame in the dying seconds -- off an Eddie Gaven corner -- and this one went in.

With the Goats pushing forward in stoppage time, Dominic Oduro led a counter from deep in his own half, rounded Dan Kennedy and put the game to bed.

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Chivas USA

1
Dan Kennedy
Goalkeeper
 - 
33
M. de Luna
Defender
 - 
4
W. Vílchez
Defender
 - 
-
J. Velásquez
Defender
 - 
-
E. Mejía
Midfielder
 - 
15
Eric Avila
Midfielder
29′
 - 
-
Laurent Courtois
Midfielder
56′
 - 
-
Marvin Iraheta
Midfielder
79′
 - 
7
Tristan Bowen
Striker
76′
 - 
-
G. Casillas
Striker
46′
 - 
-
J. Morales
Striker
8′ 46′
 - 

Columbus Crew

 - 
30
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
 - 
3
 - 
27
Gláuber
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
14
 - 
12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
 - 
24
A. Viana
Defender
 - 
8
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
76′
 - 
10

Substitutes

28
Tim Melia
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
 - 
51
M. Bolaños
Midfielder
46′
 - 
18
Josue Soto
Midfielder
 - 
20
Carlos Alvarez
Midfielder
 - 
-
J. Correa
Striker
 - 
16
J. Agudelo
Striker
46′
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
Drew Beckie
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
76′
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 
26

Coach/Manager

Coach/Manager

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  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Clint Dempsey Clint Dempsey
Striker
Seattle Sounders
6 1
E. Torres E. Torres
Striker
Chivas USA
5 2
V. Sánchez V. Sánchez
Striker
Colorado
4 3
Federico Higuaín Federico Higuaín
Striker
Columbus Crew
4 2
Kenny Miller Kenny Miller
Striker
Rangers
3 2