Columbus Crew loses third in a row, 2-0 to Orlando City SC

Saturday, Apr 16, 2022

A pair of goals saw Orlando City snatch a victory on the road in Columbus, hanging on for an opportunistic road win against the Crew on Saturday night.

Rodrigo Schlegel opened the scoring with 10 minutes to go in the first half. The defender found himself unmarked in front of goal following a set piece, and easily tapped home a headed ball across the box to give the Lions the lead. Forward Ercan Kara doubled the advantage shortly after the break, neatly finishing a decisive passing move into the top corner past a helpless Eloy Room.

The Crew had plenty of chances of their own, taking 18 shots total and eight after Kara’s goal. A combination of poor finishing and standout goalkeeping from Pedro Gallese kept the home side off the board, pushing the visitors into second place with their victory.

COURTESY COLUMBUS CREW COMMUNICATIONS & MLSsoccer.com

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