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  • June 7, 2014
  • • 6:30 PM
  • • FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
  • Referee: H. Grajeda
  • • Attendance: 53267

D.C. United 0-0 Columbus Crew: Espindola misses late PK

D.C. United 0-0 Columbus Crew: Espindola misses late PK

Mike Stobe

The home side failed to take advantage of a late chance to win the game, as the Argentine saw a late penalty kick saved.

D.C. United and the Columbus Crew played out a 0-0 draw at FedEx Field on Saturday evening. Fabian Espindola had a chance to win the match deep into stoppage time, but his Panenka penalty kick attempt was easily caught by Crew goalkeeper Steve Clark.

Following Spain’s 2-0 win over El Salvador, the second match of the doubleheader in Landover, Maryland, didn’t feature quite the same excitement as the first game.

Neither side was able to generate much offense in the game, with the teams combining for just five shots on goal. Bill Hamid was the slightly busier goalkeeper, and he made a strong save late in the match.

Deep into stoppage time, United won a penalty kick when Conor Doyle flicked a ball into a Crew defender’s arm. Espindola attempted the cheeky penalty, but it was saved embarrassingly easily by Clark, who stood his ground.