Mo Farsi leads Columbus Crew to 1-0 U.S. Open win over Indy Eleven

Mo Farsi
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Mohamed Farsi scored late in the second half and the Columbus Crew held on for a U.S. Open Cup, third-round victory over visiting Indy Eleven.

Farsi, one of several star players from the MLS Next Pro Columbus Crew 2 who are now playing well on the first team, was a second-half sub for Yaw Yeboah, scored in the 83rd minute of the match.

Last night’s game was the first U.S. Open Cup at Field, though not the first time these two teams have met. In 2014 the Crew defeated Indy Eleven 2-1 in extra time after Jairo Arrieta scored in the 114th minute. 

The Round of 32 pairings for the U.S. Open Cup will be announced Thursday and teams will play their matches either May 9 or 10.