MLS Game Summary - Columbus at New York|
(Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: New York 3, Columbus 1
Harrison, NJ (Sports Network) - Thierry enjoyed a banner night at Red Bull
Arena on Saturday, bagging two goals and adding an assist to help Red Bull New
York extend its unbeaten run to five games with a 3-1 victory over the
Milovan Mirosevic gave the Crew an early lead, but Henry canceled it out
shortly after before McCarty came through with the deciding goal in the late
stages. Henry tacked on a third in second-half stoppage time to put the result
beyond any doubt.
New York (14-7-7) preserves its unbeaten record at home this season while
improving to 49 points on the season, two points shy of first-place Sporting
Columbus (12-10-6) stays put on 42 points, suffering its second successive
The Crew took a shock lead less than three minutes in when Jairo Arrieta
skipped past Connor Lade on the left side of the box and slid a low cross in
front of goal that was turned in easily by Mirosevic.
But New York answered quickly thanks to an inch-perfect long ball from Rafa
Marquez. The Mexico international found Henry's run in behind the Crew
defense, and the Frenchman collected the delivery before slipping a low shot
past Andy Gruenebaum.
Both sides produced an array of scoring opportunities, but McCarty popped up
with what turned out to be the game-winner in the 79th minute when he headed
home a corner kick from Henry.
Gruenebaum injured himself on the play and was replaced by Matt Lampson, and
his inexperience was on display for all to see in stoppage time when Henry
caught the Crew goalkeeper out of position, scoring directly from a corner
kick for his second of the game.
09/15 21:10:48 ET