The Columbus Crew (6-7-8, 26 points) defeated the New England Revolution (7-11-2, 23 points) at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, July 26 behind goals from Federico Higuain and Ethan Finlay.
The victory was the second straight for the Crew, who took the lead just before halftime courtesy of Higuain’s stunning free kick, which was bent up and around the Revolution wall and just inside Bobby Shuttleworth’s left post. The goal was Higuain’s seventh of the season, which leads the Black & Gold.
After A.J. Soares tied the match in the 50th minute, Ethan Finlay won it for Columbus in the 84th minute of action by playing a Justin Meram pass perfectly and slotting the ball past Shuttleworth. The goal was Finlay’s fifth of the season, and the former Creighton player now has recorded at least a goal or an assist in seven of his last 10 League contests.
The Black & Gold attempt to make it three wins in a row by next playing on Saturday, August 2 in Chicago (8:30 p.m. ET / Time Warner Cable SportsChannel).