Columbus Crew SC Fall to D.C. United, Again

Published on May 6, 2019

Columbus Crew SC (4-6-1, 13 points) weren’t helped by video-reviewed calls as they cost crucial goals, Crew SC falls 3-1 to D.C. United (6-3-2, 20 points) in Saturday’s match at Audi Field.


Photo Courtesy of Columbus Crew SC
Photo Courtesy of D.C. United

Match Recap

  • Pedro Santos was able to find the back of the net in the 21’, but after video review, the goal was called back due to a foul as the play developed.

    Photo Courtesy of D.C. United
  • Just moments after the foul, D.C. United was able to provide the game’s first goal as Luciano Acosta finished off a deflection in the 27’, D.C. United would lead 1-0.
  • Just before halftime, Wayne Rooney was able to convert yet again on a penalty kick, as Wil Trapp was called on a handball after video review. Rooney would score in the 45’+4’ to increase the lead 2-0 for United going into halftime.
  • Into the 61’ Paul Arriola was able to drive the ball into the far post with a ball fed from Leonardo Jara, giving D.C United a 3-0 lead.
  • The Crew were finally able to break through from an own goal in the 75’; Robinho fed in a corner kick, Bill Hamid couldn’t hold onto the ball as it would slip through his hands, 3-1 D.C. United.

Final Score: D.C. United 3-1 Columbus Crew

Photo Courtesy of D.C. United

Statistics of the Match

  • Crew out-shot United 12-11.
  • Crew had 6 corners to United’s 0.
  • Crew provided 22 crosses over United’s 3.
  • Crew held more possession with 52.7%.

“We are underdogs in this League, we know that and we are treated like that. I think the events that occurred tonight will bring us closer and give us some fire and give an edge, get our edge back.” –Zack Steffen, Crew Goalkeeper

50th Appearance

Pedro Santos records his 50th Crew SC regular-season appearance with 47 starts. Santos would play the entire 90 minutes recording 2 tackles, 73 touches, and attempting 40 passes.

Since joining the Crew in August of 2017, Santos has 3 goals and 11 assists in 50 appearances.

In 2019 alone, Santos has 2 goals and 2 assists in 11 regular-season appearances.

Columbus Crew SC look to bound back as they return home against Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LA Galaxy at MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 PM ET.

Taylor Lee is a former Sports Editor at Grit Daily. With over ten years of experience in the business realm including an MBA from Grand Canyon University, Taylor focuses his writing in the fields of sports, music, and business. His other interest include being outdoors, cigars, and fine bourbons.

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