MLS Game Summary - New England at Columbus|
(Saturday, May 8, 2010)
From The Sports Network
Final Score: Columbus 3, New England 2
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) - The Columbus Crew earned a hard-fought three
points by edging the New England Revolution 3-2 at Crew Stadium in Major
League Soccer action on Saturday night.
Robbie Rogers scored a stoppage-time goal after the Crew missed a number of
second-half opportunities to ensure his team wouldn't be forced to share the
Columbus (3-0-2), which hadn't conceded a goal at home all season, gave up the
first in the 29th minute when Revs' rookie Zak Boggs unleashed a dipping shot
from about 25-yards that went right through goalkeeper Will Hesmer and into
The Crew got that one back just two minutes later, however, when Eddie Gaven
scored his first goal of the season. Rogers started the chance with a looping
service into the area that was headed back to the top of the box by the
defense. Gaven collected the ball and took a touch before unleashing a left-
footed laser just inside the far post.
Columbus went up 2-1 in the 35th minute on a defensive blunder by New England
(2-5-1). After Rogers collected the ball on the left wing, he drove into the
area and played a square ball to a breaking Guillermo Barros Schelotto. But
defender Corey Gibbs knocked the ball into his own net before the Argentine
veteran could play it.
Boggs scored his second career MLS goal in his first-ever start just five
minutes later when he one-timed a Kheli Dube feed in the area into the left-
post side netting with a clinical finish.
The assist was Dube's fourth of the season.
Crew attackers Steven Lenhart and Gaven had a couple chances each in the
second half, including two hit posts by Gaven, but were unable to put their
team in front until the closing minutes.
Rogers finally made it 3-2 Crew when Schelotto played a ball to the far post
to Gaven, who snapped a header down. As the ball bounced in the six-yard box,
Rogers followed on to knock it home for his first goal of the season and the
The Revs will aim to rebound when they host San Jose next Saturday, while
Columbus hosts Chivas USA the same night in its next MLS fixture.
05/08 21:15:12 ET