#OnThisDay | The Columbus Crew debuted 25 years ago

Today, we truly go 'back in the day' for the first game of the first club in Major League Soccer -- a 4-0 Crew win over D.C. United at Ohio Stadium in front of 25,266.

Lineup

GK Oshoniy
D Battelle (Yeagley 84’)
D Clark
D Michallik
D Watson
M Bliss
M Khumalo
M Paz (Cozier 78’)
M Thompson
F Marino (Maisonneuve 72’)
F McBride

An own-goal from D.C. got Columbus on the board in the 18th minute before Brian McBride made it 2-0 before the first half's end. Later in the second half, Pete Marino scored his first of 11 goals in 1996 before McBride recorded his second of the night to cap off the 4-0 win.

Box Score

TeamShotsSavesFoulsOffsidesCorners
DC541501
CLB1631171

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