Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Crew Win MLS Cup, Zelarayán Dominant

A fitting sendoff for Crew Stadium as the Columbus Crew win the 25th MLS Cup over the Seattle Sounders last Saturday. Lucas Zelarayan played a big role in the win, scoring 2 goals and creating 4 clear chances for teammates (one lead to a goal).

It was a solid team performance from a group that seemed to grow together as a team as this COVID season marched on. Caleb Porter deserves a ton of credit for guiding this team through this strange season.

His experience managing winning sides proved invaluable.

There were early signs this team was good. From the MLS Bubble to the time the team spent at the top of the table early in the season. It was clear that this team had the talent. The key to winning the MLS Cup came towards the end of the season - Porter seemed to sacrifice a chance at winning the Supporters' Shield in order to get key players ample time to recover. Porter didn't seem to mind a drop off in results. It was clear that MLS Cup was the goal, and it paid off.

Congratulations to the Columbus Crew.


Zelarayan and Aidan Morris were key in this match. Here are a couple things on them from earlier in the season -

August 2020: Zelarayán's Early Success Shows Healthy Crew Environment

October 2020: Aidan Morris, Defensive Energy

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