This Saturday, Columbus took three points against NYCFC, winning 3-2 the game corresponding to week 24 of the United States – MLS 2022. The goals of the game for the locals were scored by Cucho Hernández (19′ 1T) and Lucas Zelarayán (26 ‘ 1T and 29′ 2T). While the away goals were made by Gabriel Pereira (18′ 2T) and Jonathan Mensah (3’ 1T, against).
Cucho Hernández had the opportunity to increase the difference, but the post denied him the shout of goal in the 42nd minute of the first stage.
The figure of the party was Lucas Zelarayán. The Columbus Crew SC midfielder scored 2 goals and searched the opposite goal with 7 shots.
Cucho Hernández was another of the outstanding players. The Columbus Crew SC striker showed his best level by scoring 1 goal and finishing 5 times on the opposite goal.
It was a duel that was slowed down by the accumulation of fouls, which cut the pace. There were a large number of cautioned: Jonathan Mensah, Santiago Rodríguez, Luis Díaz, Alfredo Morales, Derrick Etienne Jr., Anton Tinnerholm and Malte Amundsen.
Columbus quarterback Caleb Porter stopped the starting eleven in a 4-5-1 formation with Eloy Room in goal; Steven Moreira, Jonathan Mensah, Milos Degenek and Pedro Santos on the defensive line; Darlington Nagbe, Artur, Luis Díaz, Lucas Zelarayán and Derrick Etienne Jr. in the middle; and Cucho Hernández in the attack.
For their part, those chosen by Nick Cushing took to the field of play with a 4-5-1 scheme with Sean Johnson under the three sticks; Tayvon Gray, Thiago Martins, Alexander Callens and Malte Amundsen on defense; Alfredo Morales, Nicolás Acevedo, Gabriel Pereira, Santiago Rodríguez and Talles Magno in midfield; and Heber Araujo up front.
The judge chosen to direct the match at Lower.com Field was Rubiel Vázquez.
For the following date, Columbus will act as a visitor against Colorado Rapids and NYCFC will visit Inter Miami.