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April 27, 2013 8:20 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ S. Stoica‎
Attendance:‬ 14090‎
 
 
 
45+1′ (PG) Federico Higuaín
 

Columbus Crew 3-0 D.C. United: Scoreboard catches fire

The Columbus Crew rode three first-half goals to a tidy win over visiting D.C. United, which has the worst record in the league.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Ben Olsen, D.C. United, MLS
Mike Stobe
The Columbus Crew beat D.C. United, 3-0, on Saturday.

A fire in the speaker cabinet of the scoreboard delayed the game 50 minutes as the Columbus Fire Department had to put it out. There were no injures. Once the match did start, Columbus didn't waste much time rushing to the lead.

A quarter hour in, Eddie Gaven sent a cross into the box. Jairo Arrieta reached behind him to collect possession and then fizzed the ball across the goalmouth. Dominic Oduro made the run at the far post to push the ball over the line.

Ten minutes later, Josh Williams tamely connected with a Federico Higuain corner kick with his right foot. The ball bounced once past Bill Hamid.

In first half stoppage time, Brandon McDonald bundled over Arrieta from behind in the box after a nifty Gaven back pass. Higuain scored the penalty.
 
After a run of five straight losses, D.C. United has the worst record in MLS, with four points from eight games.

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Columbus Crew

30
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Josh Williams
Defender
26′
 - 
27
Gláuber
Defender
91′
 - 
-
Danny O'Rourke
Defender
45′ 88′
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
 - 
12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
 - 
24
A. Viana
Defender
21′ 21′
 - 
8
Dominic Oduro
Striker
15′
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
70′ 85′
 - 
10
 - 

D.C. United

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28
Bill Hamid
Goalkeeper
 - 
14
 - 
-
 - 
24
 - 
22
Chris Korb
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
-
M. Sánchez
Midfielder
 - 
14
 - 
23
Perry Kitchen
Midfielder
45′ 73′
 - 
19
Kyle Porter
Midfielder
 - 
-
L. Pajoy
Striker
74′

Substitutes

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
21′
 - 
-
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
 - 
-
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 
26
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
31
Joe Willis
Goalkeeper
 - 
26
James Riley
Defender
 - 
15
Ethan White
Defender
46′
 - 
33
Taylor Kemp
Defender
 - 
55
 - 
26
Rafael
Striker
60′
 - 
11
C. Ruíz
Striker

Coach/Manager

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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