The Columbus Crew have stormed back into the MLS playoff picture.
A strong offensive performance and an early red card earned the club a 3-0 win over rivals Chicago Fire, and pulled the Crew even closer to a playoff spot that seemed impossible only a month ago.
The Crew opened scoring early, when Dominic Oduro found space on the wing and slotted home the match’s first goal. Federico Higuain came away from a loose ball scrum with possession and found Jairo Arrieta, whose lunging toe poke put Oduro into space. The Ghanaian weighed his options then slotted a low, far-post strike past Chicago’s Sean Johnson, who got his fingers to the ball, but couldn’t prevent the goal.
Columbus’ early success continued in the 29th minute, when a deflected ball near midfield flew over the heads of the Chicago...Read More