DC United Defeats Columbus in Dominant Fashion
After a long slump, D.C. United has returned to their winning ways at home. It was not without a fair share of controversy, but it was a win. Multiple calls were made, many rough moments occurred, but a win is a win at the right time. This statement win pushes Columbus Crew further down the standings and keeps United towards the top as the season marches on.
The most questionable moment of the game came just before halftime. Will Trapp intercepted a pass and sent it in for a goal, but the referee Ted Unkel used video review and called interference. Video reviews also contested offsides and Unkel penalized Columbus for the goal. Luciano Acosta scored mere seconds later to set the tone for the rest of the game. Columbus outshot the Black-and-Red 15-12, but what mattered most were the goals scored in the end. The only mark for the Crew was Bill Hamid kicking the ball backwards on accident in the 75th minute. United’s best goal-scorers did their jobs and led United to a key conference win.
With this win, D.C. United has broken a three-game home scoreless streak. For a team with championship aspirations, United is on the right track. They are currently tied with Philadelphia Union at 20 points for first in the Eastern Conference. Beating their conference rivals puts them in a strong spot moving forward. Issues on defense are being resolved and fewer goals are being allowed.