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CCL
 
Played
February 22, 2011 8:00 PM EST
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ J. Marrufo‎
Attendance:‬ 4500‎
 
90′ +3
That's it from Crew Stadium! The game ends 0-0, a result that will make Jason Kreis and Salt Lake much happier than the Crew, who failed to take advantage of being a man up for nearly the whole second half. There is plenty to improve on for both sides, as the game was rife with poor passing and heavy touches.
 
82′
Substitution A. Mendoza Justin Meram
 
81′
Substitution Ned Grabavoy Andy Williams
 
80′
Ned Grabavoy leaves the field after a solid shift, to be replaced by Andy Williams.
 
79′
Cunningham all alone but can't make any sort of contact with the bouncing ball off a Rogers free kick, and Rimando is lucky to collect.
 
78′
Clear now that RSL are holding out for the draw, though still no shortage of physical play, resulting in some dangerous free kicks for Columbus.
 
75′
Substitution Josh Gardner Jeff Cunningham
 
75′
Justin Meram, the 15th overall pick in the 2011 SuperDraft enters the game for Andres Mendoza.
 
74′
Jeff Cunningham receives a rousing ovation as he replaces debutant Josh Gardner to start his second spell at the Crew.
 
72′
Red Card Nat Borchers
 
72′
Red Card E. Rentería
 
72′
Two red cards! Hard to tell what the referee saw, but it appears Emilio Renteria for the Crew and Nat Borchers for RSL were in a tussle and both shown red.
 
63′
Substitution Eddie Gaven Leandre Griffit
 
61′
Leandre Griffit enters the game for Eddie Gaven as Robert Warzycha looks to find that creative spark for the Crew offense.
 
59′
Substitution Fabian Espindola Robbie Russell
 
58′
Jason Kreis opting for a more defensive outlook, possibly playing for the draw, bringing in right back Robbie Russell for Fabian Espindola, leaving Alvaro Saborio as RSL's lone striker.
 
53′
Yellow/Red Tony Beltran
 
53′
Yellow Card Kyle Beckerman
 
53′
Tony Beltran sees red! The full-back was struggling in the first half and had picked up a yellow late in the first half and now a second yellow sees RSL down to ten men with over 30 minutes to play.
 
50′
Both teams struggling to maintain possession as the temperature continues to drop in Columbus. Javier Morales fires a free kick into the wall.
 
49′
Yellow Card Sebastián Miranda
 
46′
The second half is underway at Crew Stadium! No changes for either side.
 
45′
Jair Maruffo blows for halftime. It's been a jilting first half, with some bursts of quality from the Crew, but lots of errant passing and poor finishing from both sides. Someone should let Fabian Espindola he won't get very far by staying offside, though to be fair he has been RSL's biggest threat when onside. Emilio Renteria and Andres Mendoza, along with Andy Iro, have been solid for Columbus, though Eddie Gaven could really stand to improve in the second half.
 
43′
Lots of errant passing this evening, clearly evident that these two teams have only finished preseason.
 
42′
Yellow Card Tony Beltran
 
42′
Yellow card for RSL's Tony Beltran, who misses the ball and brings down Robbie Rogers, though Nick Rimando collects the crossed free kick.
 
38′
Nick Rosano here. After some technical difficulties, we're here for the end of the first half. Despite a makeshift lineup, the Crew have been the better of the two sides, with the best chances falling to Eddie Gaven (headed wide) and Emilio Renteria. Renteria and Andres Mendoza have been particularly effective for the home side on this cold Columbus night.
 
Results
Group 1 Matchday 1
Times In EDT
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
R. Nava R. Nava
Striker
Toluca
7 0
N. Muñoz N. Muñoz
Striker
A.D. Isidro Metapán
5 0
A. Emaná A. Emaná
Midfielder
Cruz Azul
4 0
Robbie Keane Robbie Keane
Striker
LA Galaxy
4 0
Pavone Pavone
Striker
Cruz Azul
4 0