Columbus Crew eased past New York in a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. As things stand, both teams are on 8 points and occupy 3rd and 6th places respectively after 8 matches.
NYC started strongly in the first half, thanks to Ismael Tajouri giving The Pigeons the lead, 18 minutes in, finishing the first half 1-0.
Columbus continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with a goal from Zelarayán at the 82 minute mark. However they weren’t finished yet and Zelarayán made it 2-1 just before the final whistle to make it 2-1.
For NYC, Moralez, Gloster, Rocha and Amundsen, came on for Ismael Tajouri, Parks, Thórarinsson and Andres Jasson. Columbus brought on Abdul-Salaam, Fraser and Matan, to replace Francis, Artur and Afful.
There were bookings for Chanot and Ibeagha from NYC, and Pedro Santos, Artur and Díaz, for Columbus.
|New York:||Johnson, Sands, Ibeagha, Chanot, Parks (Gloster, min.86), Acevedo, Medina, Thórarinsson (Rocha, min.86), Andres Jasson (Amundsen, min.86), Castellanos and Ismael Tajouri (Moralez, min.68)|
|Columbus Crew:||Room, Williams, Mensah, Francis (Abdul-Salaam, min.56), Afful (Matan, min.82), Nagbe, Artur (Fraser, min.56), Zelarayán, Pedro Santos, Díaz and Zardes|
|Goals:||Ismael Tajouri (1-0, min. 18), Zelarayán (1-1, min. 82) and Zelarayán (1-2, min. 95)|