MLS

Higuain scores twice as Crew blank DC United in opener

{eot}
The Canadian Press
3/8/2014 9:32:15 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

WASHINGTON -- Federico Higuain scored twice to help Columbus open the season with a 3-0 victory over D.C. United on Saturday night in Gregg Berhalter's first game as the Crew's coach.

Jairo Arrieta also scored in the Crew's third straight victory over United, this one coming despite the suspension of 2013 scoring leader Dominic Oduro.

United extended its league winless streak to 13 games. The Washington team's last league victory was at home against Montreal on Aug. 3 of last year, although it did also win the 2013 U.S. Open Cup.

Columbus scored twice in nine minutes, going ahead in the 18th when Arrieta stuck a one-time finish past goalkeeper Bill Hamid after reaching Josh Williams' cross. Replays showed Arrieta stayed behind the ball -- and thus onside -- until Williams' cross was hit.

Higuain scored in the 27th on a penalty kick after referee Andres Pfefferkorn ruled United's Perry Kitchen pulled down Michael Parkhurst inside the penalty area. Higuain scored again in the 90th on a one-time finish after a perfect cross from substitute Justin Meram.

Federico Higuain (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Podcasts

TSN FC with Luke Wileman, Jason deVos & Kristian Jack - September 15

Luke, Jason and KJ are back in-studio to talk Toronto FC dysfunction, Tim Leiweke's comments, the Whitecaps playoff push, EPL & more.

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Patrice bernier: sep 11

In depth chat with the Impact Captain who celebrated a milestone 50th Cap for Canada.

TSN 690: oranges at halftime: Gareth Wheeler; sep 11

Laughs a plenty as we chat all things Premier with the host of #BPL on #TSNRadio


More Podcasts

TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television