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August 17, 2013 7:30 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ T. Unkel‎
Attendance:‬ 16352‎
 

Columbus Crew 2-0 Toronto FC: Higuain double secures Trillium Cup

The Argentine found the net twice to continue Columbus' traditional dominance over its northern rival.

By Keith Hickey

Federico Higuaín Columbus
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The Columbus Crew claimed the 2013 Trillium Cup and kept their thin playoff hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Toronto FC at Crew Stadium.

Columbus took the lead in the 16th minute. Bernardo Anor's shot off Chad Barson's cross was saved, but Federico Higuain picked up a lucky bounce and lashed a shot inside the far post.

The striker then doubled his tally in the 67th, taking a pass from Jairo Arrieta at the top of the area and chipping Toronto keeper Joe Bendik.

With two wins to one and a 4-2 advantage in goals scored, Columbus takes the 2013 edition of the Trillium Cup rivalry against TFC. The win puts the Crew up to 29 points on the season, still adrift of the playoff spots but still within shouting distance.


Columbus Crew

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
3
Josh Williams
Defender
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
 - 
20
William Trapp
Midfielder
50′
 - 
24
A. Viana
Defender
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
66′
 - 
8
Dominic Oduro
Striker
 - 
19
J. Arrieta
Striker
83′
 - 
10
 - 

Toronto FC

 - 
12
Joe Bendik
Goalkeeper
 - 
15
 - 
5
 - 
2
 - 
13
 - 
15
Matías Laba
Midfielder
79′
 - 
21
 - 
23
Álvaro Rey
Midfielder
56′
 - 
15
Bobby Convey
Midfielder
 - 
10
 - 
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Substitutes

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Daniel Withrow
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
83′
 - 
-
 - 
23
Kevan George
Midfielder
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 
26
 - 

Substitutes

 - 
24
Stefan Frei
Goalkeeper
 - 
-
 - 
6
 - 
25
Jeremy Hall
Midfielder
79′
 - 
19
Reginald Lambe
Midfielder
56′
 - 
32
 - 
37

Coach/Manager

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Coach/Manager

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  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
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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