Sunday, April 14, 2013

Crew Rd 6: Get Point in Montreal

Crew record a point away in Montreal on an iffy playing surface and a day after originally scheduled.

Montreal might have had most of the possession but it was Columbus that looked slightly more dangerous. Federico Higuain's breakaway 1 on 1 chance on GK Troy Perkins in particular was the highlight. Ben Speas also had a good shot from the top of the 18 yd box. Ultimately, the half ended 0:0 with Montreal not really looking too interested.

Montreal looked hungry to control the 2nd half with Di Vaio getting more opportunities by aggressively testing the Crew back line. In fact, he had a goal incorrectly called back that would have put his side up 1:0. Perhaps spurred on, Di Vaio finished a beauty from the top of the box into Andy Gruenebaum's right hand corner a few minutes after the bad offsides call.

Going a goal down against Montreal is not an easy thing to come back from but the Crew were able to pull it back off a brilliant Dominic Oduro knockdown then shot off his weaker foot.

From there though, the game seemed to wind down for some reason. Perhaps both sides were ready for this noon kickoff / delayed game / soft pitch game to end.

• A point is fine for the Crew away in Montreal but you can't help feeling they could have stolen this one.

• Jairo Arrieta was left on the bench for the 2nd game in a row. It has now been a month (March 16th) since his last start for the Crew.

• Dominic Oduro has scored in two straight games but neither have been a win for the Crew.

• The Crew would probably trade 1 win and 3 pts from last two over 2 draws.

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