A strong show from Bill Hamid earned D.C. a point in New York, with Columbus next on the docket for the capital club.
|D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Hamid; Riley, McDonald, Russell, Korb; Kitchen, Saragosa; DeLeon, De Rosasrio, Pontius; Pajoy.
OUT: John Thorrington (L medial collateral ligament)
QUESTIONABLE: Raphael Augusto (L patellar tendonitis) Lewis Neal (R adductor tendonitis) Joe Willis (R foot injury)
|Columbus Crew (4-2-3-1): Gruenebaum; Viana, Glauber, Marshall, Williams; Tchani, O'Rourke; Finlay, Higuain, Oduro; Meram.||
QUESTIONABLE: Eddie Gaven (R Ankle Inflammation) Tyson Wahl (Concussion)
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- United got the better of Columbus last season over three matches. Columbus took the first game 1-0, but D.C. responded with 1-0 and 3-2 victories for an edge on the season.
- Columbus has been whistled for offside just twice this season, fewer than any other MLS club.
- D.C. is missing two players due to the international break: Dejan Jakovic is on duty with Canada, and Marcos Sanchez is with Panama.
- Columbus is missing one player, but it's a big one. Jairo Arrieta, who has scored 10 goals in 21 games since arriving last season, is with the Costa Rica squad.
- D.C. keeper Bill Hamid leads all MLS goalkeepers with 13 saves.