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Played
April 21, 2012 7:30 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ C. Penso‎
Attendance:‬ 10479‎
 
63′ Eddie Gaven
Will Bruin 59′
74′ Eddie Gaven
Brian Ching 81′

Columbus Crew 2-2 Houston Dynamo: Eddie Gaven brace helps split points

The MLS veteran supplied a convincing double to give his side a share of the spoils against a rough-and-tumble Dynamo.

By Shane Evans

Eddie Gaven, Robbie Rogers, Columbus Crew, MLS (Getty Images)
The Columbus Crew and Houston Dynamo battled to a 2-2 draw at Crew Stadium with all four goals in the contest coming in the second half.

Eddie Gaven was the star of the match as the long-time MLS veteran nabbed a pair of goals only 10 minutes apart to put Columbus in front after Will Bruin opened the scoring. Brian Ching ensured the points would be shared after the American netted in the 81st minute to tie the score.

Bruin's goal came in the 59th minute as the young forward flicked on a corner past Andy Gruenebaum. A defensive gaffe led to Columbus' equalizer as Geoff Cameron undercooked a back pass that eventually fell to Gaven to slot home. Gaven's second was slightly more highlight-worthy as the midfielder took a layoff sweetly at the top of the box and fired home to make the score 2-1.

Not content with just scoring, Bruin set up the Dynamo's last goal in the 81st minute as he took the ball at the edge of the box and slid it by Chad Marshall to Ching who deflected it home to tie the score.

The Dynamo and Crew remain fifth and sixth, respectively, in the table after the match. Columbus will welcome Vancouver to Crew Stadium next week and Houston will travel to the nation's capital to take on D.C. United.

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Columbus Crew

30
Andy Gruenebaum
Goalkeeper
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3
Josh Williams
Defender
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-
Danny O'Rourke
Defender
 - 
14
Chad Marshall
Defender
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20
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Nemanja Vukovic
Defender
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6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
17′ 72′
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10
Milovan Mirosevic
Midfielder
83′
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12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
63′ 74′
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O. Vargas
Striker
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20
E. Rentería
Striker
67′
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Houston Dynamo

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1
Tally Hall
Goalkeeper
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4
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20
Geoff Cameron
Midfielder
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26
Corey Ashe
Defender
91′
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-
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32
 - 
27
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6
Adam Moffat
Midfielder
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17
Luiz Camargo
Midfielder
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12
Will Bruin
Striker
59′
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Substitutes

28
Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
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16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
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20
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13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
72′
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Kirk Urso
Midfielder
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12
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18
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Substitutes

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24
Tyler Deric
Goalkeeper
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8
 - 
24
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19
Alex Dixon
Midfielder
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3
Calen Carr
Striker
79′
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-
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23
Cam Weaver
Striker
84′

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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