A pair of video-reviewed calls played a key role in Columbus Crew SC's (4-6-1, 13 pts.) 3-1 loss to D.C. United (6-3-2, 20 pts.) on Saturday, May 4 at Audi Field.
With the game still scoreless through the match's opening quarter, Pedro Santos drove the ball to the near post and into the back of the net in the 21st minute for what appeared to be the game's opening tally, but after video review, the goal was called back due to a foul in the development of the play.
Moments after play had resumed, D.C. United broke the draw when Luciano Acosta followed up on a deflection on a set play. Then, just before the end of the half in the fourth minute of stoppage time, D.C. United's Wayne Rooney converted on a penalty kick after video review ruled that midfielder Wil Trapp committed a handball in the box.
Paul Arriola brought D.C. United's lead to three when in the 61st minute he drove the ball to the far post after a deft drop pass from Leonardo inside the box. Crew SC responded in the 75th minute, however, when D.C. goalkeeper Bill Hamid let the ball slip through his hands and into the net from a Robinho corner kick.
Up next, Crew SC looks to bounce back as the Club returns home to face the LA Galaxy at MAPFRE Stadium on Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Supporters can watch the match on FOX Sports Ohio, stream on FOX Sports GO, or listen on 97.1 FM The Fan or www.ColumbusCrewSC.com (English & Spanish).
Goal Scoring Rundown:
DC- Luciano Acosta, 27th minute: Acosta follows up on a deflection to the near post. CLB 0, DC 1
DC- Wayne Rooney, 45+4th minute: Rooney converts to the right side on a penalty kick. CLB 0, DC 2
DC- Paul Arriola (Leonardo Jara) 61st minute: Arriola drives the ball into the far post after a drop from Jara. CLB 0, DC 3
CLB- Own Goal, 75th minute: The ball slips through the hands of goalkeeper Bill Hamid into the goal off a corner from Robinho CLB 1, DC 3 | FINAL
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With his appearance in tonight’s contest, midfielder Pedro Santos recorded his 50th Crew SC regular-season appearance (47 starts). Santos played the entire 90 minutes, making two tackles, registering 73 touches and attempting 40 passes. Santos has scored three goals and recorded 11 assists in his 50 regular-season appearances since joining the Black & Gold in August of 2017. In 2019, the midfielder has made 11 regular-season appearances (10 starts), while scoring two goals and providing two assists.
Midfielder Artur led Crew SC in tackles during tonight’s road contest against D.C. United, registering a total of five. In addition to his five tackles, Artur created two goal-scoring chances, recorded one shot, had 67 touches and attempted 54 passes with a passing accuracy percent of 90.7. In 2019, Artur has made 10 regular-season appearances (all starts).
Captain Wil Trapp attempted 72 passes during tonight’s match, more than any other player for either team. Trapp finished with a passing accuracy percentage of 91.7 percent. Additionally, the Captain registered 87 touches, had one shot and made four tackles. In 2019, Trapp has made 10 regular-season appearances (all starts).
Next up, Crew SC returns to MAPFRE Stadium for a home match against the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, May 8 (7:30 p.m. ET / Fox Sports Ohio, FOX Sports GO / 97.1 The Fan and streaming online via the “Listen Live” button at 971TheFan.com / Spanish audio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).