Columbus 2-1 Red Bulls: Metro succumb to The Crew in tense encounter

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Columbus Crew strolled past Red Bulls with a 2-1 win on Sunday at MAPFRE Stadium. Columbus are now in 8th place on the table and have 45 points while Red Bulls sit in 3rd with 50 points after 46 matches.

Following a goalless first half, Metro certainly were out of the blocks quickly in the second half, with a goal from Amaya, 53 minutes in. However, the good fortune didn’t last for long. An equalizer from Etienne on the 89 minute mark brought Columbus level. The Crew then netted again and turned the match thanks to a 2nd effort from Etienne just before the final whistle to give a final score of 2-1.

Substitutions for Columbus included Zelarayán, Russell-Rowe, Etienne and Farsi for Artur, Hurtado, Molino and Díaz, respectively. Red Bulls brought on Duncan, Elias Manoel and Barlow, to replace Hassan Ndam, Klimala and Elias Manoel.

There were bookings for Artur and Williams from Columbus, and Daniel Edelman and Dylan Nealis, for Red Bulls.

Columbus will next travel to Orlando City, while Red Bulls will face Charlotte FC at home.

Technical card:
Columbus Crew:Room, Williams, Degenek, Pedro Santos, Moreira, Nagbe, Artur (Zelarayán, min.54), Morris, Molino (Etienne, min.70), Díaz (Farsi, min.79) and Hurtado (Russell-Rowe, min.70)
Red Bulls:Carlos Miguel, Nealis, Dylan Nealis, Reyes, Daniel Edelman, Amaya, John Tolkin, Hassan Ndam (Duncan, min.46), Morgan, Klimala (Elias Manoel, min.46) and Luquinhas
Stadium:MAPFRE Stadium
Goals:Amaya (0-1, min. 53), Etienne (1-1, min. 89) and Etienne (2-1, min. 94)