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April 28, 2012 7:40 PM EDT
Columbus Crew Stadium — Columbus, Ohio
Referee:‬ E. Bazakos‎
Attendance:‬ 11978‎
 
 

Columbus Crew 0-1 Vancouver Whitecaps: Young-Pyo Lee's free kick sneaks in to seal 'Caps win

Despite a pair of goals called off within the first five minutes, the Crew let Vancouver back in the game for the Whitecaps' second away win of the year.

By Zac Lee Rigg

Josh Williams, Columbus Crew; Sebastien Le Toux, Vancouver Whitecaps; MLS
Jamie Sabau
Young-Pyo Lee's floating free kick gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a road win over the Columbus Crew.

The Crew thought they had done enough to win the game within the first five minutes. But Josh Williams' vicious volley was ruled out due to an off-the-ball infraction by Chad Marshall and Eddie Gaven's finish two minutes later was offside.

Williams latched onto another corner 15 minutes in, sending his audacious bicycle caroming off the crossbeam.

That set the stage for Lee, the 35-year-old South Korean international, to score his first MLS goal. The right back looped a free kick to the far post. Andy Gruenebaum shuffled out to deal with the cross before realizing, too late, that the ball was goal-bound. 1-0 to the Whitecaps and that's how it stayed.

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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
87′
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14
Chad Marshall
Defender
82′
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20
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Nemanja Vukovic
Defender
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6
Tony Tchani
Midfielder
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10
Milovan Mirosevic
Midfielder
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12
Eddie Gaven
Midfielder
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O. Vargas
Striker
71′
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18
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Vancouver Whitecaps FC

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Joe Cannon
Goalkeeper
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2
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6
Jay DeMerit
Defender
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12
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15
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29
Matthew Watson
Midfielder
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Jun Davidson
Midfielder
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28
Gershon Koffie
Midfielder
68′
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11
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17
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29

Substitutes

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Matt Lampson
Goalkeeper
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16
Eric Gehrig
Defender
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20
 - 
13
Ethan Finlay
Midfielder
57′
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Kirk Urso
Midfielder
87′
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12
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20
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Substitutes

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Brad Knighton
Goalkeeper
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23
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11
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17
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