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September 29, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
Toyota Stadium — Frisco, Texas
Referee:‬ D. Fischer‎
Attendance:‬ 11422‎
 
20′ B. Pérez
54′ M. Diaz
J. Arrieta 17′
 
 
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FC Dallas 2-4 Columbus Crew: Higuain and Oduro help keep Crew hopes alive

The Crew moved to within a point of a playoff spot with one more game played than Philadelphia, while FCD is now five points adrift of a postseason spot.

By Seth Vertelney

Federico Higuain, Columbus Crew, MLS
Jamie Sabau
The Columbus Crew kept their playoff hopes alive with a 4-2 away victory at FC Dallas on Sunday night.

Columbus got off to a two-goal lead within the game's first 17 minutes. Federico Higuaín scored the opener in strange fashion when he rounded Raul Fernandez on a breakaway and send a shot on goal that George John cleared off the line, but the ball ricocheted off the falling Higuain and into the back of the net. Jairo Arrieta then doubled the lead after a Dominic Oduro cross found him alone in the box.

Just minutes later, Blas Perez gave the home side hope when he finished low and to the far post after a quickly-taken free kick caught the Columbus defense napping. Just before half though, Oduro again made it a two-goal lead when he finished off a breakaway after easily touching by Matt Hedges to set himself away.

The Hoops again halved the defect 10 minutes after the break when Zach Loyd found Mauro Diaz, who sliced through the Columbus defense and bundled past Matt Lampson before controlling and prodding home from a yard out.

That would be as close as FCD would get however, and Columbus sealed the result with just minutes to play when Higuain clipped a ball over the top that Bernardo Anor controlled and slammed home on the half volley.

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FC Dallas

1
R. Fernández
Goalkeeper
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11
Jackson
Defender
 - 
14
George John
Defender
 - 
17
Zach Loyd
Defender
 - 
24
Matt Hedges
Defender
 - 
4
Andrew Jacobson
Midfielder
 - 
-
Erick
Midfielder
53′
 - 
23
Kellyn Acosta
Defender
75′ 77′
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10
M. Diaz
Midfielder
54′
 - 
7
B. Pérez
Striker
20′
 - 
11
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Columbus Crew

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28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
 - 
2
Tyson Wahl
Defender
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14
 - 
21
Chad Barson
Defender
75′
 - 
6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
 - 
7
Bernardo Anor
Midfielder
67′ 86′
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20
William Trapp
Midfielder
73′
 - 
24
A. Viana
Defender
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8
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19
J. Arrieta
Striker
17′ 79′
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10

Substitutes

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Kyle Zobeck
Goalkeeper
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22
 - 
16
Michel
Defender
77′
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8
Peter Luccin
Midfielder
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-
 - 
27
 - 
33
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Substitutes

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30
 - 
3
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
56′ 81′
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23
Kevan George
Midfielder
 - 
9
Justin Meram
Midfielder
 - 
17
Ben Speas
Midfielder
 - 
26

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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