DC United v Columbus Crew – Football Match Report – 14th July 2022
Ola Kamara scored in the 92nd minute as DC United rallied for a 2-2 draw against the visiting Columbus Crew on Wednesday.
Despite the lost points, the Crew (6-5-8, 26 points) ran their unbeaten streak to three wins and four draws.
Cucho Hernandez scored twice, the second in the 81st minute to give the Crew a 2-1 lead.
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Kamara equalized for DC (5-10-3, 18 points) following a corner kick when he was able to drive the ball from close range.
Hernandez and Lucas Zelarayan entered the game in the 46th minute for the Crew and combined for a 1-0 lead in the 62nd minute.
Taxiarchis Fountas, who missed a 73rd-minute penalty that would have tied DC, redeemed himself with his 10th goal in 12 games this season.
But Hernandez, who made his Crew debut on Saturday with the winning goal against Chicago after being transferred from English club Watford, scored with a diving header to the right post from Zelarayan’s serve.
Hernandez, whose $10 million transfer fee was a crew record, scored three goals in 73 minutes in his two matches.
DC’s first goal came from the top of the box on the left side with a shot to the far post.
Fountas had the chance to equalize with his PK but left it out of bounds.
DC was coming off a 7-0 loss to the Philadelphia Union on Friday, tying the biggest margin for a loss in Major League Soccer history.
On Tuesday, former Premier League and England national team star Wayne Rooney was appointed manager but he was not on the bench. Interim coach Chad Ashton, who replaced Hernan Losada six games into the season, coached DC
Without Hernandez and Zelarayan, the Crew was outplayed in the first half by DC, who had a 9-1 shooting advantage but couldn’t complete several prime chances.