Columbus Crew vs. New England  4 - 3


MLS wrap: Crew rally to beat Revolution

26 August 2012 08:09

The Columbus Crew came from two goals down to stun the New England Revolution 4-3 in a thriller in the MLS on Saturday.

Ryan Guy and Jerry Bengston gave the Revolution an early two-goal cushion but Jairo Arrieta was the eventual hero with his second and the winner four minutes from time.

Guy whistled his deflected shot in from 30 yards in the 16th minute before Bengston rounded the keeper and saw his shot go in off the post in the 23rd minute.

But Federico Higuain scored his first goal in the MLS from a free kick and another either side of Arrieta's powerful drive to give the Crew a 3-2 lead before half-time.

The game settled down in the second half until the final 10 minutes when Lee Nguyen equalised for the Revolution and Arrieta prodded home the winner.

The Seattle Sounders hammered Chivas USA 6-1 with Fredy Montero continuing his stunning form with a hat-trick, making it six goals in four games for the Colombian.

Montero netted twice in the first half after Brad Evans got the Sounders off the mark, and notched his third in the 67th minute before Ante Jazic put through his own net in stoppage time to end a horror day for Chivas.

The San Jose Earthquakes scored a 4-1 win over the Colorado Rapids to move seven points clear at the top of the Western Conference with Simon Dawkins scoring a brace.

The Portland Timbers notched their first win in nine MLS outings with a 2-1 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Houston Dynamo and Toronto played out a 1-1 draw and former Bologna attacker Marco Di Vaio was on target in the Montreal Impact's 3-0 win over DC United.

MLS table

# Team MP D P
1 0 +0 0
2 0 +0 0
3 0 +0 0
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0

MLS table

# Team MP D P
4 0 +0 0
5 0 +0 0
6 0 +0 0
7 0 +0 0
8 0 +0 0