MLS Game Summary - Colorado at Columbus|
(Saturday, April 11, 2009)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Colorado 1, Columbus 1
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The defending Major League Soccer champion
Columbus Crew thought they had their first win of the 2009 season on Saturday
vs. the Colorado Rapids at Crew Stadium. But Rapids' forward Conor Casey had
With the score 1-0 Crew with less than 10 minutes to play, Casey scored his
fourth goal in the past two games to make it 1-1 and secure the valuable road
point for his club.
The Crew (0-2-3) have played an MLS-high five games through the first four
weeks of the 2009 campaign, and have yet to find the form that won them both
the 2008 Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup.
Defending league MVP Guillermo Barros Schelotto gave the home side a 1-0 lead
just before the break for his third goal of the season. Left back Gino Pedula
started the play with a long ball from the backline to Emmanuel Ekpo in the
left corner. Ekpo then played a ball to the center of the 18-yard box to
Schelotto, who one-timed the chance just inside the far post.
But despite dominating the Rapids for long stretches in the second half, the
Crew couldn't add to their lead.
Casey made them pay in the 82nd minute after a ball was played through the
defense to the breaking striker. Casey then pulled a step-over around the last
defender and slotted the chance past Columbus goalkeeper Will Hesmer to tie
the game at one.
Columbus' second-half substitute Steven Lenhart had a couple chances in the
closing minutes just go over the bar, as the Crew had to settle for a share of
The Crew have a week off before playing their next MLS match vs. Chicago on
April 25, while Colorado (2-1-1) plays at Houston on April 19 in its next
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